Kemmuna Nation: Is Nature Political?

Presenter: Mario Asef (sound artist, Berlin)


What would happen, if nature were a nation? Imagine all kinds of non-human entities uniting as a nation. All nations worldwide would have to recognise its legitimacy and respect its laws and rules. Isn’t it already happening? Today we are aware of a complex interconnected underground network of fungi and plants that covers 90% of the planet. This network daily exchanges nutrients and environmental information throughout a big range of species to keep their ecosystems balanced. If we could give this vast network a voice, what would it tell us?

"Kemmuna Nation" explores the notion of a global nation consisting of non-human, self-organizing entities that create their own economic and political system based on specific, pre-existing, structural interconnections between species.