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Three Ecologies, Terrian Biennial, Oak Park 2019
Three Ecologies, Terrian Biennial, Oak Park 2019
2019

Three Ecologies is part of the Terrian Biennial in Oak Park.

Jennifer Mannebach's neighbors came to her backyard to record her chickens' coos and clucks and inspired the nighttime projection in the window of her front porch. The window installation uses a text feed from the essay by 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 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' days' activity. The video is in conversation with posters that are put up around the neighborhood like a pet owner who is looking for their dearly loved companions.