Aliens in Green at RIXC Art Science Festival in Riga (Lv), « Open Fields » conference 2016.
Ewen Chardronnet, Bureau d’études, Spela Petric.
Aliens in Green:
a tactical theatre to investigate xeno-powers and xeno-solidarities, recombinant commons and the post-anthropocentric crisis of the self
– tools for navigating complexity / datavizualisation of xeno-powers
– a living theatre where Aliens in Green abduct humans to investigate thier bodies and souls
– DiYbio protocoles & speculative playgrounds
Chapter #1: hormones, xeno-hormones, endocrine disruption and biosemiotics
Understanding the heterogeneity of the xenopolitics of the anthropocene
Obvious need of a tool for navigating constantly changing complexity of xeno-power and the unstoppable nature & ecology of fear of alien capitalism
Mission: creating an online tool of controversies cartography, a dataviz tool to produce narratives out of complex issues and reach citizen science & popular education.
The dominant anti-toxics discourse deployed in mainstream environmentalism often adopts and relies upon the rhetoric of toxic pollution as undermining the « natural »: natural biologies/ecologies, natural bodies, natural and/or morally determined reproductive processes.
This version of an unexamined environmental alarm appeals to cultural fears of exposure to chemical and endocrine disrupting toxins as troubling and de-stabilizing the normal/natural gendered body of humans and other animal species leading to what some have called the « chemical castration » or the « feminization » of nature.
This version of anti-toxics environmentalism, while professing and acting on behalf of laudable and progressive goals, mobilizes the knowledge/power politics of « normalcy » and reinforces what queer and disability theorists have analyzed as a compulsory social-environmental order based on a dominant regime of what and who are constructed as normal/natural.