Through amplification of micro-experiences, Ayman Zedani examines the dynamics and relationships between the human and non-human in relation to the future of the planet. His multi-layered installations are built on a series of experiments and investigations that look towards the new materialist philosophies exploring the agency of matter and consider multi-species collaboration as ways of surviving the challenges of the Anthropocene.
Zedani’s multi-channel video installation Earthseed (2021) is an experimental short film that weaves together factual information with science-fiction narrative. It tells the story of an imagined kinship in the Future Gulf between robots, humans, and their camels, which evolved from the ancient camel races of the 21st century. The story is a framework to amplify the projected effects of climate change on the Gulf region in the coming decades, and a catalyst to open a regional dialogue around these urgent ecological matters that require our immediate collaborative attention. The film’s dialogue has been developed with the independent writer and poet Wided Khadraoui.