BIO(ECO)LOGY OF SPACE
by Laura Labno
Have you ever looked at a Space? I mean, not
through it - At it.
Or perhaps... not only at it... -
As if it was more than an emptiness - or
fulness - More than
An object. Or a container filled with objects.
Even more than a place to act in. Or not-act
in for that matter. But
as if it was an organism - like a body
Changing and evolving and of... sinking back
into - The eternal latitude of phenomena.
How many spaces exist within a space? -
As many as there are perceptions environing
them? Or more. Or Less.
What words. What movements.
What kind of intimate whispers... are to be
taken and lied
Underneath it. Or are they already there?
Have you ever wondered what would happen
if we dared
To leave its veneer? For the sake of some
ecological investigations? To ask
When does it fill with freshness rather than
What words glide underneath it -
pronounced in another... space? Or place.
Is a new Biology of Space too much to
ask? Or a new Ecology of Space? I feel that
Spaces are alive - But
In a completely different way. Not only filled
With living beings. Or with action and non-
But as living beings on their own. As
culminations of our very Selves and more. As
phenomena to be looked at as something that's
What is it that accumulates there - Almost like
a thrombosis - Sometimes and yet
What leaking projections make up its bones? -
One needs to ask that because
Nothing can hold together without the right
Interactive. Malleable and... Sacred -
Like our own bodies with all
that's underneat (of their skin?). In every
sense known of. And more.
I just think that it must apply to spaces as well.
When you look (at or through) your space -
What do you see?
Laura Labno was born in Swietochlowice, Poland. She did her undergraduate degree at Bangor University in Wales, and currently she is doing her master’s at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland. Laura writes short stories and poems which revolve around the topics of spirituality, life meaning and existence. Her favourite writers include Rilke, Dostoyevsky and Bruno Szultz. In her free time Laura enjoys reading myths, painting and going for long walks in nature.