What is a #hyperobject?

To call something a hyperobject means to consider its inherent multidimensionality. Imagine a single mountain as a fraction of all mineral species, or the millions of years it took to form “mountain” at all. Hyperobjects are comparable to hashtags, implying metadata of time and space.



hyperobjects.io

is an ongoing interspecies art performance in honor of all expressions of life. It allows artists, through creative expression, to contribute to environmental stewardship and be part of a planetary community to play, learn, unlearn, and expand their consciousness. 




How does this work?

You can geotag hyperobjects like #water, #sun or #dolphin on an interactive map by attaching artworks that relate to them. 



Interspecies stewardship

Once fully deployed, likes, shares, purchases of artworks and other contributions to the ecosystem generate monetary value through a cryptographic token system. These funds are then distributed between yourself and crowd-sourced, small-scale environmental projects.
 


Environmental micro-projects

These micro-projects narrate relationships between life forms that shape a local community’s roots, sense of belonging, and sociocultural identity. They are meant to be simple gestures of ecological care and refrain from imposing non-local environmental solutions or conditions on how funds have to be spent. What features do these projects have to have to empower and protect communities?




Quantum meditation

The term „hyperobject“ implies a consciousness shift that exceeds any linear concept of identity. In our virtual quantum meditations you can „tune into“ one hyperobject at a time and create artworks from these vast inner journeys. You may think of yourself in form of a “quantum selfie” in relationship to surrounding life forms, elements and metabolisms: e.g. reflecting on the mineral content of your bones in relation to a #mountain you might be sitting on.


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Join our lab!

The virtual lab @navel.la is a 3-month timeframe to collectively explore and activate this format - as an art performance, an ecosystem, a consciousness exploration, a care economy, a software, a meditation and embodiment practice, a planetary community, an abundance grid, an interspecies communication portal...

If you’re seeking new forms of co-creating art in playful connection with nature and support small environmental projects by doing so, this is for you.



SCHEDULE
hyperobjects.io / lab


September 19th - November 28th, 2021

On Sundays, 11-12:30am Pacific time

- RSVP REQUIRED FOR EACH SESSION AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED -



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Session 1 (9/19) 
11-12:30am Pacific time

Meditation
 
Presentation of the project 

Creation of individual quantum selfies

Q + A

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Session 2 (9/26)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Dambi Kim (Seoul, Korea) + #plant:
Herbal Spirit: live tea & incense ceremony, herbal tarot reading




Dambi Kim (she/her) focuses on developing intimacy & emotional intelligence with invited guests in a verbal/non-verbal way. Based on environment, nature, science, anthropology and sensory analysis, she conducts research on herbs & plants to produce functional foods and drinks. Her ritual-esque service is multi-sensorial, experimental yet possesses a certain messagXe for a human society. With her practice, she hopes for a revival of a lost connection between nature and humans. She is currently based in Seoul working on workshops, food experimentations, and modern rituals using all other senses of a human body. Image: Dambi Kim



community sharing

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Session 3 (10/3)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Discussion:
Ecology + Kinship



What is an environmental micro-project? Which features are required to protect and empower communities? What is eco-reciprocity? We're honored to have Felipe and Dk talk about their mission on earth and help us figure these questions out. Image: Felipe Aracena

Guests:

Felipe Aracena (he/him) is a nature photographer and researcher of the Mapuche cosmovision and other ancient cultures in South America. His mission is to preserve oral indigenous knowledge, the concept of kume mognen (mapuche) or sumaj kausay (quechua) = “good living”. He facilitates ceremonies in collaboration with traditional plants, educational workshops and earth rituals. >


DK Osseo-Asare DK Osseo-Asare (he/him) co-founded the Ashesi Design Lab as Chief Maker and is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Engineering Design at Penn State University. He also co-founded Low down design office in Ghana, an architecture studio that realizes high design through low cost, low energy tech solutions as well as Agbogbloshie makerspace platform, a series of maker camps to imagine the future of Ghana's largest e-waste processing zone.



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Session 4 (10/10)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Quantum meditation: #water

Feel the waves wash over and through you, hydrate your cells with oceanic infinity, shapeshift through molecular states and chrystalline geometries. May you remember your liquidity at all times. Join us to paint, draw, shape or write our #water journeys!  Sound in collaboration with Miguel Oliveira.




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Session 5 (10/24)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Quantum workshop: #time



We’ll be looking into different types of temporalities, archetypes, synchronicities, geometries and oscillating systems. I’ll be guiding a meditation in which we consciously work with time in quantum manifestation, bending time, timeline jumping and time travelling. 



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Session 6 (10/31)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Meditation 

Terra0: Notes on the materiality of NFT‘s

terra0 (as a research group) favors a materialist reading of blockchain-based tokens as always entangled with their site and event of production. In earlier experiments with the medium of unique non-fungible tokens (NFT‘s) they explicitly bound tokens to manual and artistic work in a specific environment. This talk will frame the relation between existing token economies and the related externalities - thereby trying to sketch new ways of agency through the creation of speculative assets. Image: Terra0, Two degrees, 2021


Discussion:
Ecological Economy
 


How can ecology and economics synthesize into forms of stewardship? What is a circular economy? Can blockchain play a role in climate justice and individual sovereignty?

Guest: 

Görkem Bereket (he/him) is a blockchain communications specialist with an academic background in sustainability and nature conservation with circular economy, planetary boundaries and systems thinking focus. 




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Session 7 (11/7)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Quantum meditation: #mineral
After a few low-key embodiment practices and light breathwork, we’re entering a meditative state: connecting to #mineral, experiencing its molecular states, motions, geometries, teachings, vocabulary. Upon our return into linear timespace, we’re painting, drawing, writing or expressing in any other medium what we learned through this connection and share our experiences. Please bring water, comfortable clothing and your preferred medium of expression. Sound bath: El Larson


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Session 8  (11/14)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Meditation

Dr. Yewande Pearse (Los Angeles, USA) + #dna:
an audio-visual exploration of genetic play




London-born Yewande Pearse (she/her) is a neuroscientist and research fellow at The Lundquist Institute in Los Angeles. In the lab, Dr. Pearse’s work has specialized in treating rare genetic brain disorders with stem cell therapies. Outside of it, she has popularised science inclusivity, contributing to Massive Science as a writer and hosting a globe-spanning series of live events, podcasts, and talks, including First Fridays Connected with the Natural History Museum, L.A., and the YouTube series‚ Music on My Mind‘, with John Legend. Image: Anatoli Ulyanov.



Session 9 (11/28)
11-12:30am Pacific time

Meditation

Elisa Balmaceda (Santiago, Chile) + #sun
Solar Alignment: A cosmic journey into planetary geometries



Elisa Balmaceda (she/her) is a visual artist, experimental educator and researcher. Her work explores the entanglements between the biosphere and the technosphere, the material and energetic realms of the human and the non-human relations and the cosmic and planetary geometries and ecologies related to them. Image: Elisa Balmaceda 


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Session 10  (12/5)
11-12:30am Pacific time


Quantum meditation: #singularity



After a few low-key embodiment practices and light breathwork, we’re entering a meditative state: connecting to #singularity, experiencing its molecular states, motions, geometries, teachings, vocabulary. Upon our return into linear timespace, we’re painting, drawing, writing or expressing in any other medium what we learned through this connection and share our experiences. Please bring water, comfortable clothing and your preferred medium of expression. Sound in collaboration with Miguel Oliveira






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For any inquiries:  contact@hyperobjects.io 




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Judith Sönnicken (she/her) is an artist, quantum athlete and trinity coder. She creates sustainable, multidimensional formats exploring the architecture of consciousness. Her practice implies sound, objects, VR, guided meditation, and matrix energetics.



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Development: Gabriel Salvador
UI in collaboration with Susanne Probst



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Funded by



Andrea von Braun Foundation



Kunststiftung NRW



Ministry of Culture and Science North Rhine-Westphalia