We Are Lives

The past, the present, and the disastrous all collide. This technique of subsistence is known as hypostasis. There is no longer any room for survival. Metastable continuities begin to appear. Lives come together, and chimeras emerge. The growth of chimeras and chimeric procreation follows the linearity of progress. Hypostasis favors paranormal, numerous norms and normalities next to one other, and rejects any single "new" normality. These paranormalities necessitate the development of new vernacular practices and research techniques, as well as invisible architectures and ghost geographies.

This work is part of the After Progress
Humans are a dangerous species. They caused irreversible harm to the biome. Much was exterminated due to our activity. Much more nears extinction. Is it possible to bring losses back? That is the wrong question. How to live together with the loss and the lost? That is the right one. This story puts forward an idea of a park which is rather unlikely to any preservationist effort. A park for modes of existence and subsistence which we call omnipark.

That would not be a place for conservation of existing creatures or practices. Life goes far beyond anything that can be enumerated. It re-incarnates in a somewhat different manner. In the remote part of Siberia we unleash what comes after progress – chimeras. Chimeric entities are the product of emergent assemblage of the parts of highly diverse and yet neighbouring backgrounds. Omnipark would disseminate these metastable forms.

New domains of knowledge and practice would emerge out of chimeric proliferation. They include ghost geographies, ethereal architectures, and other subsistent forms that are vital despite being dead or disembodied. Omnipark favours para-normal life (not “new normality”) for all collectives, all “we” that ever happened or would happen to be.