The challenges of over-urbanization in Lagos Nigeria and the construction of Eco Atlantic, an ambitious project aimed to boost Nigeria's economy. An innovative city that fails however to acknowledge the needs of the poor.
In this project, Cameron Schaible explores Canada through his fictional character, Illuminare Colonialismi. An insect-monster inspired by Toronto's CN Tower. Illuminare exists through a colonial drive that is still active in current times, and it embodies this complicity in its 'modern' panoptical traits.
The work is a creative juxtaposition of human and nonhuman actors across time. It has the purpose of depicting "a world where many worlds fit" despite the past and current violence towards indigenous populations in Peru. Sarah re-centers indigenous subjects and their relations with nonhuman entities to unsettle "Development" and to counter the current Eurocentrism present within these projects.
In this project, Sarah mobilized Dona Haraway’s cyborg concept to critique dualism and constructed boundaries to compartmentalize nature, culture, society and technology. Sarah’s plant-insect-cigarette wired cyborg calls attention to our sometimes uneasy co-existence with nonhumans. She also critiques market-driven human interventions on insects, such as those that render insects in machines through wires and toxic pollutants.