ANA PARRODI

Ana Parrodi

Ana's art work magnifies microscopic organisms that have a symbiotic relationship with humans and non-humans; taking a critical view on our relationship with nature. She exposes invisible lives that are crucial for environmental wellbeing by making them visible to the human eye. Therefore, the viewer will observe the presence of organisms in my artwork remanding them that we are not the only living creatures on the planet. Her work investigates mycelium and fungi growth as well as utilises sound and image to make an extra-terrestrial connection; connecting the audience with the microorganisms as if they were trying to tell us something. She has made public video projections of the microorganisms, including a video sponsored by IUCN Urban Alliance that showcases the lives of microorganisms and the urban life.

Furthermore, she writes poems about her personal life and transfigure them into artist books. Her current writing project involves composing animal obituaries to increase social consciousness of animal death. Like microorganisms, humans often neglect the omnipresence of animals dying. We forget to mourn the passing of nature in the same way that we commemorate our own mortality. Today, while we lose so much of the natural environment, we need to find a way to mourn our ecological losses.