Our impact on this planet ever-expanding, and yet, our human psycho-sensory system co-evolved with the very natural energy and information landscapes we are perhaps irrevocably altering. If we are speeding up time and altering the meaning of geography, we need to refine our sensory abilities to match. We have the responsibility to seek alternative ways of perceiving, knowing, and making meaning of the ecologies in which we are enmeshed: to pause and wrap ourselves in the complexity that surrounds us before we cannot any longer.
The Institute of Non-human Centered Arts is a research project informed by intimacy with objects, organisms, systems, machines, and other non-human entities. It seeks to assemble both inventories of alternative ways of perceiving as well as tactics and strategies by which humans might more intimately engage with their non-human interlocuters. It is biased towards personal and local experience over widescale applications and endeavours to inculcate an expanded sensory sensitivity in which history, context, potential, curiosity, and propensities matter.