Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
MICROHABITABLE is a study program resulting from the collaboration between Matadero Madrid, Serpentine Galleries and INLAND - Campo Adentro. It spans a monthly seminar from September to December 2019, a publication, a radio station and a residency program articulated around reflections focused on the scale factor from the fields of art and the politics of ecology.
Interwoven into this program, artists, academics and theorists will address such scalar dimension as a fundamental condition for the reconstruction of the uses and meanings of art and projects seeking an ecological / social change. Bringing together different perspectives (both in terms of discipline and location), MICROHABITABLE aims to question rationalist and reductionist models of ecology in the field of science, as well as its aestheticization within the arts, allowing the exchange of methodologies and different forms of knowledge, whether subaltern, indigenous, peasant, plant-oriented, matriarchal and post/non-human.
The study group will be constituted through an open-call process and the selected participants will work together with the artists in residence (Tracey Warr, Ximena Alarcón and Nuno Da Luz) as well as with guest speakers José Manuel Naredo, Stephen Wright, Sven Lüttiken and Marisol de la Cadena among others, to produce different materials that will circulate through the platforms of the collaborating institutions.
Establishing modes of inquiry throughout the four sessions, the group is invited to examine the proposed topics of study and to connect them with their own areas of research. In collaboration with the resident artists and tutors, participants are asked to develop a series of radio files juxtaposing sound creation and the discursive content from the seminar with the INLAND radio team.