The book narrates the soliloquy of a researcher in residence in a huge rural house in Portugal who tries to decipher the non-human world during some encounters with the "others", the only "residents" of the place. Through stories extracted from a field diary and fragments of records, between the scientific, the speculative and the poetic, the book reconstructs the thread of Paula's artistic process: she ventures into an impossible classification and, finally, she will end up confronting her own limit.
Parallel to the growth time of a plant, there are encounters and misunderstandings with more than a dozen species (ants, bats, spiders, snakes, mint plants, crickets...). These discoveries end with a final story, called "Pareidolia", where anthropomorphic roots reveal the bias of the human gaze.
|Release Place||Barcelona, Spain, Spain|
|Release Date||June 2022|
|Themes||Non-human, Disanthropocentry, Ecology, Empathy,|
|Methods||Drawing, Graphics, Photography, Writing|
|Binding||Metallic spiral binding|
|Dimensions||9.0 × 14.0 cm|
|Content||8 handmade envelopes with field record cards about non--humans residents|
|Material||Freelife Vellum, Colorplan rust (envelopes)|