Created by Nicolas Rutherford and Marie Lecuyer
Contributions by Daniel Restrepo, Christine Beaudoin, Matt Zucca
The HumAnimaLab's Fauna Flora Media E-scape is a numeric milieu and map-assemblage of different points of view. Once a month, members of HAL disperse into Gatineau Park territory, equipped with sensorial devices of their choice. They try to be attentive, through sound, picture and video, to the human and non-human presences and pay special attention to the cohabiting logics of conservation and recreation.
The E-scape is an attempt at decoding/recoding both human and non-human living spaces by de-centring the human from the map and finding new modes of listening to the vegetal, mineral and animal sonic traces that are present in the decorum. Gazes can shift to the less obvious, more silent transformations like the changing seasons, slow vegetal rhythms... By being attentive to times of flow rather than the passage of time, the E-scape is an attempt at making a map of sensorium, and ultimately tries to render the milieu sentient again.
The E-scape is a maze that can disorient the user as s/he tries to navigate in between the different scenes. The map keeps unfolding the further one goes, not letting the user know in advance where the next step will lead...