exploring interactions with the
"more than human" world

what we seek

In our creative explorations we seek to amplify the voice of natural phenomena, the voice of everything that interacts with us–constantly, invisibly, without our awareness; tides, humidity, magnetic fields, photosynthesis, biogeochemical pathways. We translate these forces into images, real-time audiovisual installations and interactive experiences. We do this in order to call attention to the fact that it is time for us all to engage in a more intimate dialogue about these complex interrelationships... the forces that do actually govern our lives.

In the face of climate change and biodiversity loss, we believe it is vital to create and produce these artworks to help us viscerally feel–in a more sensory and less cognitive way–how we are being exposed by these great systemic changes. The climate emergency is not something external, it is deeply internal, and from which we cannot be separated.
The artworks are the product of hours
of screen time in cloistered spaces or cubicles, bringing deeper awareness to the widening state of separation between humanity and the natural world. They are brought back to meet the natural world at night, in places not normally frequented, such as woodland, the riverside or a graveyard, where the darkness allows for a revelation of this until-now invisible activity, sharpening our instincts and bringing all
our attention to it.

There is ritual involved in the selection of intimate locations and the gathering of people. This is not entertainment, each installation requires something of its participants, something close to a cellular exchange.

“We commonly think of animals and plants as matter, but they are really systems through which matter is continually passing.”

William Bateson

Children of Compost

The name "Children of compost" comes from the title of a short story written by Dr. Donna J. Haraway about the symbiogenetic join of a human child and monarch butterflies. This idea is profoundly embedded in the spirit of the collective.

Led by the artist Emilio Mula, the project is driven by the goal
of cultivating collaborations and partnerships among artists
and scientists across various disciplines.
Its purpose is to create art experiences that reflect the intricate and rapid changes taking place within our planet.

Drawing upon more than 20 years of expertise as a videographer, animator, VJ, and visual artist, Emilio has recently delved into the captivating realm of generative art.
Within this realm, he explores the intricate intersections of nature data, sensors, and creativity, transcending disciplinary boundaries.

By fostering vibrant collaborations with artists and scientists from diverse fields, our collective aim is to craft transformative art experiences that unlock new dimensions of understanding the complexity of nature and the interconnectedness of all living beings. Through the lens of the "Children of Compost", we seek to provoke contemplation and engagement, encouraging viewers to perceive themselves as part of a larger ecosystem.

By blending art, science, and technology, we aspire to evoke a profound sense of connection and reverence for the intricate web of life that we are part of.



“"Climate change is a signal that the world will not be told what to do, and so we have to learn to thrive or to meet this world. And that doesn't mean mastering the new world. It means coming to a place where we recognize that we're not in control."

Bayo Akomolafe