Our Symbiosis Infected Her Fertile Systems
In 2018, Salomé Chariot met a gigantic industrial machine, a sprawling turbo alternator that awakened under her caresses. She helped the Machine out of her lethargy with a set of soft medical systems brought out of the artist’s imagination. This first contact was not enough. They merged to create a spacetime destined to be dismantled, fragmented and reassembled under the aegis of the Machine’s fertile matrix: a fragile ecosystem. Fragile Ecosystem is an ongoing series by Salomé Chatriot.
Dreaming of this universe as a perfect biometric harmony, they shape together an uncanny yet fantastic world where the living, the machines and the technology fusion to compose a vast cosmology, at the border of the real and the virtual. Through the coalescence of the artist’s breathing and heartbeat with interactive systems customized by the artist, the physical installation and the digital environment arise, echoing her symbiosis with the Machine. Suspended in equilibrium, she infects her systems with vital breath, carnal desire and empathic energy.
Our Symbiosis Infected Her Fertile Systems unveils the morphogenetic level of interactivity between the two (one assumes) female organisms: from the enormous metal nymph to Chatriot’s human body, both enjoying their transitory state, constantly exchanging breathing, enzymes, hormones and proteins. The film is constructed as a feedback loop: artificial insemination, gestation and breastfeeding.