Dust & Shadow

Dust and Shadow is FoAM's contribution to a transdisciplinary research and residency programme at the ASU (Arizona State University) focused on environmental issues specific to the North-American Southwest. We combine philosophical inquiry with experiential futures and technological arts to explore existing and potential relationships between people and the desert. By addressing the mythical and experiential underpinnings of contemporary life in the desert, we invite emotional engagement with abstract concepts, such as desertification, climate weirding or attunement. We design participatory experiences and experimental publications, as evocative propositions for re-alignment of urban and desert ecosystems.

Dust & Shadow 12'' (Vinyl)

Soundwalk (Guided & Self-Guided)

Desert Salon (Physical Narrative & Pre-enactment)

Fieldnotes (Writing & Photography)

Redux (Audiovisual work and performative lecture)

Documentation of the process and results: on the Dust & Shadow wiki

In collaboration with The Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), Center for Philosophical Technologies (former LCT, Laboratory of Critical Technics) and the Synthesis Lab of the Arizona State University (ASU).