2016 Družstva života / Vital Syndicates

Pavel Sterec, Tereza Stöckelová
Družstva života / Vital Syndicates, 2016
35 min, digital video, audio

The video essay by Pavel Sterec and Tereza Stöckelová examines themes of contemporary biology such as the interconnectedness of organisms and the fluidity of the genome. Studies of the microbiome, parasitic symbiosis or
horizontal transmission of genes are shifting the biological view of reality from a focus on pure forms of life to diverse
collectivities, unexpected correlations and de-hierarchisation. The film attempts to examine and convey these shifts
beyond the boundaries of the academic sphere, thereby stimulating a new contemplation of our political ordering
beyond the human.