Micro POM
Aalborg 2022

Transition Regimes:
Cultures of Media Art

Aalborg University
May 10-11, 2022

Create Campus
Rendsburggade 14
Aalborg, 080 DK-9000

Symbiotic Symphony

Tsz Ki CHAN | Fareeha Amjad | Ashma Gautam |Sandu Cojocari
We are connected to nature as much as we are connected to each other. Humans and nature coexist in one coherent, active system where every component has agency and meaning. In today’s Age of Anthropocene, humans are the influential species on the planet, causing significant changes to land, environment and water. However, we often disregard our intimate connection to the earth. To understand a codependent relationship between humans and nature, Symbiotic Symphony observes the life cycle of a lichen.

A lichen is an ecosystem consisting of fungi, algae and cyanobacteria functioning in symbiotic relationships. Lichens are known to be ‘imprints’ of the environment around them due to their sensitivity to any changes in the makeup of the local atmosphere. Symbiotic Symphony binds together the act of listening and observation, connecting the natural and human world through the ecologies of a lichen. With a technological approach, the project symbolizes the process of symbiosis through an interactive sonic experience.

Project Team



is currently producing five films by emerging filmmakers from Asia. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tsz Ki detours from public relations and administration into non-fiction filmmaking. She was selected for EURODOC and Torino Film Lab. In September 2021, she started her Master’s degree in Austria, Denmark and Poland to explore innovations in crowdfunding and storytelling for films and media arts.

Fareeha Amjad

is a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer and researcher. Born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She is currently pursuing an Erasmus Mundus MA degree in Media Arts Cultures. Fareeha’s art practice is based on recontextualising languages and analyzing the relationship of embodiment and disembodiment in digital worlds. She uses installation, illustration and collage art to express various thematic ideas.She is currently interested in digital culture, artistic research, regeneration through design and ecology.

Ashma Gautam

is a Nepal-based writer, photographer and an aspiring filmmaker. She has experience in creating audio-visual projects for media companies. As a research-oriented artist, her practice focuses on youth development issues, such as mental, sexual and reproductive health, food, nutrition and education. Currently, she is doing a Master’s degree to explore the potential of multimedia storytelling. She loves reading in her free time.

Sandu Cojocari

is an animation director, illustrator and graphic designer from the Republic of Moldova.