Swamp Storytelling is a communal investigation of the swamp and its biological and mythological functions. The goal is to combine the fields of scientific research and artistic production and their relevance for current environmental issues, while at the same time investigating how art can function as a communicator of research knowledge. The project has been run since 2016 as a collaboration with the Indian scientist network Earth CoLab and the Swedish Institute.
We see the swamp as a symbol of the prevailing climate policy, necessary processes of transformation and the cradle of life: what lies among the deep roots and ongoing decomposition in the damp mud? How can art describe this?