‘SYMBIOSIS’ is an ongoing community engaging art project initiated by CoCA, (Collective of Cont Contemporary Artists).
This is a platform to build creative activists and more effective, sustainable, dynamic art forms and practices to address contemporary geo-political, cultural, ecological issues. This goes beyond the normal biological definition of ecology as the relationships between living things. Instead, emphasis on the philosophical concept of ecological systems, specifically ‘The Three Ecologies’ as set out by Félix Guattari – Mind, Society and Environment. The project offer visions for sustainability through sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains Ecology, Economy, Politics and Culture.
‘SYMBIOSIS’ is developed to address the issues that are confronted in the contemporary art field in Sri Lanka, lack of sustainability endurance of systems and processes within the genre of artists such as Visual, Performance Artists, Audiovisual Artists, Musicians, Poets, Actors and Writers. It seeks to connect Artists with Artisans, Curators, Art Critiques, Art Writers, Sociologists, Inventors, Anthropologists, Scientists, Art and Social Organizations and well as the General Public.
The project ‘SYMBIOSIS’ is a venue to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. ‘SYMBIOSIS’ is more than just an innovative of methods, it is an entire approach: a perspective, a practice, a philosophy.
The CoCA Center and its environment will be the hub for a long-term sustainable solutions to promote sustainable agriculture, finance module, a system concerned with the social and environmental impacts of its investments.