“Element[HEio]-to hear between stones + rain drops”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 “Element[LEio]-to learn from scales + elephant hair”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[ASio]-to ask a tree to place feet in the stomach + calcium”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[DAio]-to dance with roots and cactus skin ”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[GIio]-to give pepper to three black medusozoa”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[DIio]-to divide atoms with clouds”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[PEio]-to peel soil with winds teeth”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[RUio]-to run in caves to find deserts”

36in x 48in - Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

 “Element[OFio]-to offer dust to volcano ash”

[E] = Indigo Ink + Cotton Rag Paper, 36in x 48in, Agbo-Ola, 2016

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COSMOLOGY AS EXPERIMENTAL SEMIOTICS

 

Conceptual Framework = There is a long history of environmental elements playing key roles in the the over all belief systems, world views, and environmental values systems in many cultures around the world. Where have these beliefs, practices, and values come from, and more importantly how have they affected the way that the inhabitants relate, and connect to their surroundings. Each culture has there own value system which often times is made up of many systems of beliefs which make up the whole. These clarities, or abstractions then form norms in which play a huge role in the actions of the inhabitants, and justify the ways in which they relate to environmental elements in which affect their relationships with the environments that they live in. In one culture a river may be viewed as a economic resource, and in other a living entity. Is there a  beauty in this diversity of cultural perspectives, and does this beauty have to be actualised in a physical, or mental fibre in order to have an affect on they ways humans relate to their environments, and the organisms that inhabit them? What is at stake when an environmental element is only seen for its physical properties, and not for its interwoven unseen metabolic actions in relation to being an actor in larger systems such as a tree turning CO2 into oxygen for most species to breathe? Upon further research, and reflection this series of work aims to show the unseen relationships of environmental elements infused with cultural cosmologies that aim to unveil the multi-scalar relationships between environmental value, cultural perceptions, and attitudes towards the environment through experimental semiotics.

 

Semiotic Formula =  Architectural Archaeology + Yoruba Poetic Symbolism + Inuit Cosmology  + Math

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