Three Ecologies is part of the Terrain Biennial in Oak Park.
Jennifer Mannebach's neighbors came to her backyard to record her chickens' coos and clucks and inspired this nighttime projection in the window of her front porch. The window installation uses a text feed from an essay in Felix Guattari’s Three Ecologies. In it, he extends his definition of ecology beyond environmental concerns to include human subjectivity itself and social relations. People become mental ecologists to live in a deeply connected state of creativity and to consider how we work together in a collective struggle against damaging effects on society. The video is of Jennifer's backyard ecology captures her chickens and bees' day-to-day' activity. The video is in conversation with posters that are put up around the neighborhood, searching for lost ecologies like a pet owner looking for their dearly loved companions.