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H O L O B I O N T E SWe are guests and hosts within a symbiotic chain that... Read More
H O L O B I O N T E S
We are guests and hosts within a symbiotic chain that seems infinite, despite the fact that we have endeavored to
eradicate each microorganism from our body to keep it clean and to keep away, or at least keep under control, any
species that can overcome us, we are within a breeding ground of which we are not aware and in which our absence is
only the reason for a different development.
We are not the center, we do not direct the system, nor are we independent; and although we see ourselves as the
measure of all things, it is our environment that seems to have in its own consciousness the true measure of what is
necessary, of what is left over, what is missing, of the nature of change and of the real importance of the passage of
time that becomes life.
We identify what we are, we represent ourselves with what we see and we lose ourselves in our symbolic capacity
making the signifier imperative, we create an authentic reality in which we trust to walk in it without getting our
Holobionts is a photographic series that invites us to reflect on the place we occupy as a guest and host organism,
which has made its body and its environment a territory that does not entirely belong to it.
The term Holobiont was first used by the American biologist Lynn Margulis. used it to portray to the set of organisms that strengthen
among themselves a long-term symbiotic association with another organism, that if were it to fail, its very existence would be in
danger. Margulis was convinced that life is above all the fruit of cooperation, not competition, thus contradicting Darwin's theory of
The modern society in which the human being feels predominant has been dedicated during the last decades to eliminate or control
any organism from your environment and your own body, without taking into account that we are necessarily dependent on them for
Are we independent or has an unsustainable idea about our place on the planet been planted in us?
If we continue with the idea of being the center and adapting the world only to human needs, will we be
able to survive in an environment that works and evolves mainly due to its ability to work in constant cooperation?
This has made me think about the absence of the human being within the spaces he inhabits, from which he has
appropriate, whom he has turned into an extension of himself and where he deposits part of his life on a
table. As an example is the collection of their food, the time interval that these exhibit and how they are
to return symbol of the absence, of the death, and of the resuscitation of the life. And if the human does not come back, how much
will he have to happen so that another organization appropriates what is on the table?
The table as an object has become a symbolic element that has in itself the property of describing
societies and individuals, in addition to being the support in which the human being throughout its history has deposited
a part of what it is, of its memories and oblivion.
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