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Illustration by Uthra Varghese and Farah Monib

Decolonizing an Imperialist Archive through Nature-Cultures

The intervention activates both invasive and poisonous species found on-site through digital and physical networks to dismantle Rockefeller Jr’s iconic status and establish nature-cultures. Fort Tryon Park is located in Upper West Manhattan and includes, among other things, the Heather Garden and The Met Cloisters, which this project will demolish. The Met Cloisters is broken down through micro explosions by collecting excess gas from poisonous plants. The intervention aims to hand over the responsibility of the breakdown of the museum to the companies in question by installing sensors on fracking sites. When pollution is emitted, micro- demolitions located in the museum walls are activated. The agents on site are activated to allow for an ecosystem capable of synthesizing the nativity and exoticisms of both culture and ecology to eliminate Rockefeller from the landscape.