Life spends its time sorting and organising, creating boundaries and structures. These processes are not just some side-effect of the Living but are its defining condition. The physicist Erwin Schrödinger described Life as ‘organization maintained by extracting order from the environment'. As all else diffuses into randomness, Life grows order from disorder.
In The Living’s Room, I search for outcrops of the interface between our collective social organism and its environment. Our collective organism creates machines and structures to build, maintain and extend its boundaries.
This process of searching allows me to reflect on my own discomfort with disorder. Questions arise on the sustainability of our urge for growth and its increasing impact on our environment.