Artists and scientists investigate life and our environment at fundamental levels, driven by a deep curiosity about the substance of life and matter. Wondering what happened to scientists of her generation who moved into finance in the 1980s, artist Annabel Howland tracked some of them down and recorded a series of interviews for her ongoing project “Producers-Parasites-Hosts”. Through intricate editing in this installation, Howland weaves a speculative web of voices connecting art, science and finance and what motivates the people involved.
This sound installation was first performed at the 4th Athens Bienniale under the 'Value and Economy' theme heading. (Video, 20 minutes).