How does an ant perceive the smell of compost?

(c) Sorrel-Eva Fiore Kovacovsky

This could be one of the more-than-human stories gathered in “The Book of the Ten Thousand Things” created for documenta15 by La Intermundial Holobiente. “Inbetweenery” is the proposal by artist Claudia Fontes, philosopher Paula Fleisner, and writer Pablo M. Ruiz to translate “intermundial” into English.  This book will partly be read in the Between Us and Nature’ reading club in the wonderful Zabriskie Book Shop on August 10th, 2022, 1830 hrs.

The book is a publication written and edited in a polyphonic way among fourteen artists and writers from Argentina: Erica Bohm, Virginia Buitrón, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Tulio de Sagastizábal, Lucas Di Pascuale, Carla Grunauer, Reynaldo Jiménez, Guadalupe Lucero, Anahí Rayén Mariluán, Leticia Obeid, Sergio Raimondi, Luis Sagasti, Ral Veroni, Susana Villalba, and the “intermundiales” themselves. The Book of the Ten Thousand Things, Quilmes, Buenos Aires, 2022,

Zabriskie chooses texts related to natural sciences, art, anthropology, postcolonialism and the (post)anthropocene from a female perspective. Attendees read passages together out loud, and share experiences and thoughts about the nature they live in. Looking beyond disciplines, the group creates a space to learn from and with bacteria, algae, fungi, soil and multinaturalist narratives.

What:​ Between Us and Nature – A Reading Club is in English language
Where​: Zabriskie, Reichenberger Str. 150, 10999 Berlin
When:​ Wednesday August 10 , 2022 18:30 CEST -20:30 (sharp!)
Who:​ small group of lovely, people reading collectively
Why:​ to read together, be inspired and meet people
Hosts:​ Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, artist, and Sina Ribak, researcher for ecologies and the arts

Personal rsvp is necessary: please register by email.

In collaboration with La Intermundial Holobiente and Zabriskie Buchladen für Kultur und Natur.