Expanded Collective — Originally established by three humans, SUPERFLEX has continuously collaborated with an array…
Originally established by three humans, SUPERFLEX has continuously collaborated with an array of partners – from biogas engineers, guaraná farmers, and local communities to fish, psychoactive plants, and volcanic rocks. Collaboration provides new perspectives and understandings, proving that the collective is stronger than the individual.
Working with others involves beneficial exchanges as well as friction. Dissimilar minds and ideas are generative – difference opens up discussion and leads to unpredictable results. SUPERFLEX utilises frictions where interests collide: the needs of fish and humans are not the same, but their meeting results in new ways of perceiving our common world.
SUPERFLEX also collaborates with the natural world. For centuries, we have distanced ourselves from our unity with nature by consuming and behaving in human-centered ways. By inviting plants, animals and riverbeds to take part in collective collaborations, we can move forward in a sustainable manner as ecological equals.
The power of collectivity is at the heart of SUPERFLEX’s practice. Collaborations and knowledge-sharing can lead to a more nuanced and inclusive world. The SUPERFLEX collective continues to expand as more collaborations are initiated.