Sol Bailey-Barker

is on a techno-shamanic journey travelling through a hyphae network of natural systems and man-made labyrinths. Body hacking and augmenting on the threshold between the virtual and the physical, Bailey-Barker is manifesting a contemporary animistic existence listening to stones, speaking to plants, communing with insects, fungus, the internet, minerals, amplifying the mycelial song of interconnected unseen worlds.

The aim: to create a Technobiophilic relationship (using technology to bring humans closer to nature).

This endeavour is informed by the development of technologies that were for millennia seen as shamanic for their transformative power upon the landscape and their influence over life and death. It highlights the uncertainty of history, revisiting narratives from a parallel non-colonial perspective.