Sonia will be presenting some of the research underlying the making of the collaborative film project For the Love of Corals (working title). What does it mean to encounter urgent conservation work to rescue, regenerate or resuscitate? Why are coral reefs so important to the ocean ecosystem – and the earth at large? And how does this research-led work redefine previously established boundaries between wild and domesticated?
Sonia Levy is a French artist living between London and Iceland. After graduating from Villa Arson, École des Beaux–Art de Nice in France, she undertook a post-graduate course at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In 2016 she took part in a programme in arts and politic (SPEAP) at Sciences Po in Paris, led by professor Bruno Latour.
She states: ‘My work operates at the intersection of art and the sciences, and focuses mainly on the nonhumans – nonhuman animals, landscape and inorganic others. The term nonhuman is not a way of excluding, instead it is an attempt to avoid the separation between society and nature, between humans and things.