The Symbiogenesis Project
An aesthetic interdisciplinary exploration of ecological synergies in north-eastern Melbourne.
The Symbiogenesis Project is a body of works on paper exploring the ecologically unique synergies around the Yarra River at Laughing Waters in collaboration with P J Kalemba. The body of work was produced during a 3 month residency at Laughing Waters in Melbourne’s North Eastern green wedge.
Taking an inspirational and aesthetic lead from the Renaissance approach to scientific observation and naturalist representations of nature, The Symbiogenisis Project seeked to extend the traditions of taxonomical and botanical illustration. The exhibition expressed the scientifically rooted aesthetic investigation of gathered field data from symbiotic interactions within the geographic bio-region, employing drawing, painting and assemblage to communicate the observed symbiotic relationships.
The work was exhibited within the Melbourne City Library and at the Eltham Community Library.
Pollination Aviva Reed 2011
Symbiosis PJ Kalemba & Aviva Reed 2011