In a continuous sentiment of conflict, it feels spontaneous to look for alternative ways to create lasting, attuned bonds with each other and our surroundings. Drop acids, not bombs (2022), a poster originally made for a Ukraine fundraising event, shows the classic slogan from the 70s conflict in Vietnam that seems still relevant and accurate to any war, while proposing a counterculture attitude.
The Institute for Postnatural Studies is a center for artistic experimentation from which to explore and problematize ‘postnature’ as a framework for contemporary creation. Founded in 2020, it is conceived as a platform for critical thinking, a network that brings together artists and researchers concerned about the issues of the global ecological crisis through experimental formats of exchange and the production of open knowledge. From a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute develops long-term research focused on issues such as ecology, coexistence, politics, and territories. These lines of investigation take different shapes and formats, including seminars, exhibitions and residencies as spaces for academic and artistic experimentation. The Institute for Postnatural Studies works at the inter-section between Spanish and international practices and debates. In parallel, the Institute has created the publishing platform Cthulhu Books.
Image credit: Irene Baque
Drop acid, not bombs. 2022