EPICURO LAB COLLECTIVE
Epicuro Lab is a collaborative art collective, whose core is composed of an atypical landscape architect and artist, Gabino Carballo, and an art producer and curator Tatiana Kourochkina, director of Quo Artis. The collective was created in 2022, after the two collaborated in the project Roots & Seeds XXI - Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance.
With a multidisciplinary approach, Epicuro Lab works in the field of urban ecology, where nature is controlled by humans, often too controlled. Epicuro Lab creates ephemeral works and expands knowledge related to biodiversity in the urban environment. Departing from the phenomenon of plant allelopathy, Epicuro Lab started their collaborative work together with Claudia Schnugg in the workshop Community Alellopathy, in the framework of Roots&Seeds XXI’s participation in Ars Electronica, in September 2022.
Epicuro Lab is a collaborative artistic collective, whose core is made up of two atypical landscape artists: Gabino Carballo, a landscape architect and project manager working in the field of urban biodiversity, and Tatiana Kourochkina, art producer and curator, and director of Quo Artis Foundation. Epicuro Lab emerged in 2022 after their collaboration in the European multidisciplinary project "Roots&Seeds XXI - Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance".
Epicuro Lab applies a transdisciplinary approach to the field of urban ecology, where nature is controlled by humans, often too controlled. The collective creates ephemeral works and ongoing installations that operate in collaboration with the complex and unpredictable processes of nature to expand our understanding of biodiversity in the urban environment. Epicuro Lab is in contact with a wide network of scientists, artists and educators and prepares each project in close relationship with them.
Taking the phenomenon of plant allelopathy as a starting point, Epicuro Lab began collaborative work together with Claudia Schnugg in the workshop “Community Alellopathy”, in the framework of Roots&Seeds XXI participation in Ars Electronica, in September 2022.
On 9 of May of 2023 Epicuro Lab held the first of the “Migrant Plants” workshop series with philosopher Eulàlia Bosch, a close friend of John Berger, together with a group of recently arrived migrants from various continents. The activity invited participants to establish emotional connections with their personal plant world and landscapes left behind. Inspired by John Berger's book "A Seventh Man," this workshop aimed to be a tribute to the author's ideas.
Epicuro Lab presented at the ISEA Symposium 2023 the development of the “Working Plants from Afar” artwork and the results of the different activities involving the local community. The ephemeral installation continues its development and further activities will take place in June of 2023, during the expected blooming period of the installation’s flowers.
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