ZHENG Bo + Steven LAM


How might weedy plants and creative practices break through extractivist logics of colonialism and industrial modernity? ZHENG BO and STEVEN LAM are artists and educators who are engaged with multispecies ecologies, chemical regimes, and social/environmental justice. In this episode, they discuss a shift away from the aesthetics and politics of representation and their moves toward the affects and materialities of plant sex, the Golden Spike, Indigenous lifeways, and ecological health.

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Episode 07 |   2021
Anthropologist Lesley Green speaks about colonial ecologies and endangered lives in Cape Town, South Africa, and her new book “Rock Water Life” (Duke 2020).

Episode 08 |   2021
What is the work of art in a time of climate change? Collaborators Una Chaudhuri and Marina Zurkow discuss their long-term explorations of a multispecies ecosphere through performance, installation, pedagogy, and friendship.

Episode 09 |   2021
Mycologist and sound artist Paul Sadowski shares stories about working with John Cage and experimental music, and over thirty years of hunting for fungi with Gary Lincoff and the New York Mycological Society.

About The Lab

We aim to raise critical awareness about environmental damage and the challenges of multispecies survival. Through sound, we explore the work of art, the power of love and rage, the science of wonder and play.

Listen to natural and social scientists, historians, artists, writers, and theorists speak about working with organisms and landscapes that are on the one hand, rapidly being transformed by industrialization and extraction, and on the other, relentlessly adapting to novel socialities.

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