Symbiont (2021) is a multimedia installation which transforms the Eden Gardens stairwell space into a ‘living biofield’. The limits of ordinary perception are overcome by shifting the unseen world of lichens and tardigrades—micro-organisms which are just half a millimetre long —into macroscopic view. These ancient, resilient lifeforms are symbiotic in nature, and serve a critical role in maintaining the integrity of our broader ecosystem. In Symbiont Ferracin sensitises the viewer to the delicate interplay of the human and non-human dimensions of micro-habitats, encouraging a mutually beneficial approach to co-existence which echoes the evolutionary principle of symbiosis.

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