Thinking Like a Mountain is a term coined by Aldo Leopold, to think of the mountain ecosystem not in terms of what is good for the human, but what is good for the mountain. The project picks up Leopold’s desire to anthropomorphise the ecosystem and tries to imagine what it would mean today to think like a Mountain.
Friend and Foe (2016) translates the desire for humans to assimilate with their surroundings. It sums up the contact with this danger and the fascination with it. In this moment, the subject becomes one with its tool, effectively merging. The encounter is not so much between the human and ‘Nature’, rather between humans and the prosthesis they are using to survive.
Eloïse Bonneviot (b. Paris 1986) lives and works in London. Recent activities include, Planned Obsolescence at MiltronicPremium (Moscow RU); KOSMO at Kevin Space (Vienna AT) and Piknik na obochine at EXO EXO (Paris FR) as The Mycological Twist; O Super (hu/wo-) man #1: Eloïse Bonneviot, Friends and Foes at Green Ray (London UK), ABJECT at Import Projects (Berlin, DE) and Strictly Digital at Alternativa 2015 (Gdansk PL) as HARD-CORE. She is co-founder of HARD-CORE since 2011 and The Mycological Twist since 2014. She is currently a teacher at Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam NL) as HARD-CORE. She holds a MFA from Goldsmiths University (London, UK), a BFA from Villa Arson (Nice, FR) and Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, NL).