The Department of Culture for Breath in 2030 presents a digital archive of multispecies scents excavated from native pine forests.
The project explores an unsettled future, questioning humanity’s relationships with other living entities.
AuraForest a digital archive of multispecies scents from native pine forests
“Breath is a temporary pact of volatile exchange between the animal and plant kingdoms.”
The Department of Culture for Breath in 2030 presents a digital archive — The Library of Multispecies Scents — excavated from native pine forests.
The project explores an unsettled future, questioning humanity’s relationships with other living entities. It proposes a series of video capsules representing scents produced by select organisms, catalogued at auraforest.com.
The digital archive communicates the diverse biogeography of the air created by organisms (plants, fungi, bacteria, insects) surrounding a single tree: the Scots Pine, highlighting the value of breath — and the importance of our sense of smell — by examining them within a digital vacuum.
AuraForest is a catalogue of potential loss: loss of breath, loss of smell, loss of species.
Over KAMILA IżYKOWICZ
Currently working on design investigations into bio-parallels, creating a sensual dialogue between species. MA graduate in Design Futures at the Royal College of Art.
Showcased at Tate Modern: Staged on Screen, London Design Biennale, Dutch Design Week, Łodz Design Festival, Vienna Design Week.
Award winner of Creative Conscience, Grand Challenge (RCA, CERN and Logitech) and the Art and Fashion Forum.