In-Habitant An Inquiry into a Non-Dualistic Duality of Human and Nonhuman

Tasa U. B.

Leonardo, vol.56, no.4, pp.351-358, 2023 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1162/leon_a_02370
  • Journal Name: Leonardo
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, Art Abstracts, Art Index, Art Source, Index Islamicus, INSPEC, International Bibliography of Art, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Music Index, Philosopher's Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-358
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In-Habitant is an art and life project based on artist Umut Tasa’s decade-long encounters with urban wildlife. It is a quest to utilize art as a research method to contemplate her memories, nature discoveries, audiovisual records, and archive of haiku and prose through a body of artworks. These artworks bring together the corporeality of nonhumans with their digital re-presentation and literary text with creative coding. The author inquires into dualistic and nondualistic ontological approaches to human-nonhuman relations in urban settings.