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Polymerized cybernetic plant


Authors Anastasya Kizilova, Eugene Markin


Artist and science fiction writer Anastasya Kizilova’s piece deals with questions of bioethics and digital colonization. It paints a picture of a future where a centralized process of plant cyborgization is underway, thanks to technology. In it, plant cyborgs gain the ability to communicate and pass through various stages of social integration: colonization, resistance, and liberation, culminating in their becoming full members of society.


Anastasya Kizilova, St.Petersburg, Russia – a researcher, artist, science-fiction writer Anastasya Kizilovа was born in 1986. She began her artistic career in 2001 started her education at Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry. In 2013, Anastasya presented the project The Artist’s Uniform, the aim of which was to interact with the participants of the professional art system. Since 2016 she has collected an archive of unrealized artists’ ideas entitled Found Project: authors share their ideas for free, so other people who are in need of ideas can realize them. At the moment she works in the field of environmental communication, which focuses on posthumanist and nonhumanist ways of interacting, bringing together theoretical approaches such as queer-ecology, cyberfeminism and practical methods such as performative creation of an interspecific collective body.



Eugene Markin is a computer musician and sound artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He focuses on digital art and interdisciplinary practices working on the intersection of technology, music, and social context. He is a co-founder and a member of an open improvisation collective Potential Difference and part of an artist group, which works with artificial intelligence and speculative futures.