Our artist Anastasia Potemkina takes part at a major exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100 at Garage Museum in Moscow.
The exhibition takes a look at a future, when the environmental agenda will become one of the main political questions. At her work, Anastasia reproduces the look and therapeutic effects of a salt room. Together with the plants in the room, which Potemkina identifies as magnifiers of signals, she creates a system to facilitate a human ability yet to be explored in detail: synesthesia, an emphatic, non-verbal form of communication. If cultivated further, synesthesia could allow us to relate to other-than-human species and objects, achieving a more holistic and accurate understanding of the environment we live in.