For the Runa people who live in the Amazon rainforest, plants and stones are just as much natural elements and projection supports as the wooden pieces that they assemble to communicate with other forms of life. They show an enlarged vision of the living, animated not by a dynamic of movement in matter but by the interactions they generate with the things around them. On the other hand, biotechnologies are working to reshape microorganisms to create new living species capable, like industrial objects, of meeting specific needs making the living thing an engineering system.
Plastic experimentations Être(s) à part has been developped as part of research project Expérience de panser, exploring boundaries between living and non-living as weel as the borders of body and identity or those that separate species. By juxtaposing and making interact shapes, colors, textures, patterns it creates assemblages with plural identities, snapshots of living materials that making echo to biological concepts such as symbiosis, interdependence, metamorphosis, growth, morphogenesis, ontology or even the notion of supra-organism.