Compost n.3

Citron | Lunardi

Compost n.3 is the third episode of Compost series. An artistic project that combine science, video art and digital sculpting and is ispirated by the recent studies of Donna Haraway on the concept of Chtulucene: not a post human world but a human compost world characterized by a continuous process of composition and decomposition. In Compost n.3 a female body navigating in a liquid landscape infiltrated by technology becomes the lifeblood of a possible regeneration for a hybrid human/non-human being, the only hope for a now damaged planet. A world in which each new configuration of matter carries with it the remnants of the previous configurations. This process of transformation and renewal questions the very role of the individual and reconnects both to Western and Eastern myths of birth and to the mysteries of the chthonic world to experience a metamorphic process in continuous evolution after the ecological catastrophe.

Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration between two different personalities: Selene Citron (1986) passing from digital fabrication to performance and Luca Lunardi (1980) who works with video and writing. Citron is a performer and sculptor. Her research is based on the use of simple materials: plaster, argilla, resin, twine, iron. Her current artistic work focuses on digital fabrication and 3D printing. She is a sculpture teacher in Liceo Artistico “Amedeo Modigliani” of Padua. Lunardi is a filmmaker specialized in scientific communication and documentary. His artist research explored some different areas (cinema, video art, science and animal studies). They draw up experimental and future-oriented scenarios to reflect upon the hybrid network between humans and their environment. The artworks become a hybrid that mixes the pixel framework, the 3D print, the performance and the environment. A contamination that redraws the boundaries between the human and the post human, the analogical and the digital, the artificial and the natural. Their works have participated in national and international exhibitions. Our recent suggestions are the studies of the philosopher of science and pioneer cyborg feminist Donna Haraway who calls for an interspecies symbiosis.