37. Salon

On the Vegetariat

with Špela Petrič

Špela Petrič is a guest at Salon Digital.

The PLANT-MACHINE is the umbrella title for an art practice and research through which Špela Petrič examines the entwinement of advanced technologies with living bodies, pos-iting horticulture as a model of these relations. By experimenting with ways to appropri-ate or subvert data acquisition and processing methods, the projects question the current use of algorithms. In the context of the artworks, data becomes the raw material for non-utilitarian, speculative representations of plant life in the sphere of information.