2024, Blindside
process-led collaborative projects

‘co-worm-ing’ is a collaborative digital production by Emily Simek, Joy Zhou, and a mobile worm farm, exploring how to produce digital art through the process of composting.

In a series of digital installations, production materials are locally compiled, collectively consumed, edited and reused over time, much like organic materials in a compost heap.

The work invites us to consider how we handle large amounts of digital content, what our metabolising processes are, and how nutrient-rich content can be produced using devices that are readily available (like your phone).

‘co-worm-ing’ is a working process rather than a fixed outcome.

This iteration of co-worm-ing is part of the Future Anterior exhibition at Blindside as part of PHOTO24 program, including works by Joseph Blair, Indra Liusuari, Autumn Royal, Emily Simek, Bixiao Zhang, Joy Zhou.

Curated by Mia Palmer-Verevis, Emeline Robinson-Shaw and Madeleine Sherburn
Poetry by Autumn Royal. Design Umi Otto.

photos by Sebastian Kainey

Read exhibition text here.

Acompany the exhibition is a public program Who ate the archive?.
You can find the previous co-worm-ing practice (2023, at Testing Grounds QVM) here.

©Joy Zhou 2024