Each species constructs and lives in its own environment. There is a big difference between objects and things. A thing is something that is separate from the question of whether or not it is known. And an object requires a relationship to an organism that knows about it. A thing that is not known is not an object. The term Umwelt </ em> was introduced around 1920 by the Baltic German biologist Von Uexküll, who described it as ‘the perceptual world in which an organism lives and acts as a subject’.
Through interventions in our relation to everyday objects, I want to investigate this concept.
It is a continuation of my research for my Master’s degree Education in Art at ArtEZ on the role of the unconscious in the practice of art and science. You can read a summary of the report here: