The assemblage plant


  • Marília Lyra Bergamo



Biomimetics, Plants, Complex Systems, Assemblage


The Anthropocene is a consequence of the great acceleration caused by technological advances, in which the human presence reconfigures the world from the perspective of the agency. The understanding of assemblage is the various philosophical currents that constitute the notion of a system. This article discusses the implications of understanding systems and agency in the Poetics of Complexity in Deleuze’s and Gilbert Simondon’s Assemblage. This discursive trajectory aims to position a bio-referenced aesthetic production in plants. This analysis defines plants as networks in exchange for information, made up of autonomous parts of computability and decidability. This plant is dependent on the construction of an associated medium for its survival. It is an assemblage. In defence of this notion of plant assemblage, the article then returns to discussions in the field of the Anthropocene. Since the concretization of this species creates cases of different levels of hybridization, the poetic powers of artistic creation present themselves as disruptions between the borders of the natural and the artificial.


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Author Biography

Marília Lyra Bergamo

Artista computacional e professora de Design e Arte Digitais da Escola de Belas Artes da UFMG, é pesquisadora em poéticas tecnológicas e possui uma produção de arte voltada para o desenvolvimento e inovação tecnológica de sistemas.


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How to Cite

Bergamo, M. L. (2022). The assemblage plant. DAT Journal, 7(1), 19–32.