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Apprenons du condor et du vautour, ces animaux charognards auxquels le discours culturel, sans aucun doute chargé de la culpabilité de notre capacité d’exterminer et de détruire, a fait si mauvaise presse. Apprenons à nous positionner au sommet de la chaîne trophique, non plus en tant que grands prédateurs mais comme nettoyants écologiques. Apprenons de la plante et de sa capacité à casser des molécules de chlorophylle avec les rayons de lumière et à transformer la matière inorganique en organique. Apprenons des colonies d’arbres qui partagent et distribuent l’eau à travers leurs racines. Apprenons du ver qui fait une orgie avec la terre. Tirons les leçons de la machine et de sa manière d’alimenter ses circuits à l’aide de l’énergie solaire. Soyons condor, soyons vautour, soyons plante, soyons arbre, soyons ver, soyons machine.
Paul B Preciado

URUBU is a site-specific laboratory proposed by Jonas V and Juno B, to research transitions in organic matter, and possible interactions with sound and visual devices created by the artists. The research aligns processes such as fermentation and fluorescence from a perspective of gender disobedience and monstrous corporealities, proposing an audiovisual and temporal narrative of infinite variations in existences and non-human kins.

The project URUBU is a disambiguation of the name in Tupi Guarani Uruwu, a group of animals known as New World vultures, scavenging birds, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals without apparent ill effects. Bacteria in the food source, pathogenic to other vertebrates, dominate the vulture's gut flora, and vultures benefit from the bacterial breakdown of carrion tissue.

The project tenses the notion and history of Nature, and therefore of the possibility of life only from the Anthropocene, as a colonial device both in the sphere of language and politics. Inspired by the experience of urubus (vultures) and other cleaning animals and Donna Haraway's Tentacular Thinking, we propose two formalizations for the research at La Becque: a bio-sound installation based on the listening and coexistence with the space activated by fermentation and fluorescence processes and the emissions of Radio Ansia as a public program of the residence.

The installation will take shape both in the atelier and in the garden of the external area of the residence, observing the time of putrefaction of some elements and the intangible spread of the matter and its transmutation. This transmutation will be the basis for sound and visual experimentation, as well as for drinks fermented by wild and ancestral processes. (Cauim, alua, cajuina, etc.)

Radio Ansia is a platform for listening and discussing Kuir/Queer Ecologies. The Radio aims to create webs and contaminations of knowledge that operate in dissidence. From this contagion, epistemologies are created not to fit an obsolete humanity, but to exercise the imagination of autonomous existences and integrated with the earth. The radio is always at lunchtime, and brings texts, sound pieces and conversations that draw practices in anticolonial perspectives of ecology: interactions with bacterias and roots, radical ecosystems, non-human ancestries, rotten processes and bodies in transition. Ansia is a feeling that precedes the vomit or an unconscious reaction of the body to abjections.

The activations of the Radio as a public program proposes discussions with guest artists as well as a collective food from the experiments of the URUBU laboratory, always from recycling food (recup).

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