Sentiremo i canti della terra e del cosmo, le piante e gli steli che rispondono alle vibrazioni della cicala silenziosa. L'aria sarà il nostro palcoscenico e il vento il nostro direttore d'orchestra. Insieme scriveremo finalmente una poesia appena mormorata di trepido silenzio.
We’ll sense the songs of the earth and the cosmos, the plants and stems that respond to the vibrations of the silent cicada. The air will be our stage and the wind our conductor. Together we’ll finally write a barely murmured poetry of trembling silence.
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Nome scientifico: Agyneta rurestris (C.L.Koch, 1836)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Iran, Central Asia, China, Korea
Caratteristiche anatomiche: Ragno molto piccolo dalla lunghezza di soli 1,5-2 mm. Il prosoma bruno rossastro lucido spicca rispetto all’opistosoma sferico e nero lucido. Colonizza differenti tipi di ambienti.
Comportamento: Ragno che utilizza il ballooning anche in fase adulta. Questo comportamento utile ai giovani di ragno per dispersi, consiste nel farsi trasportare dal vento a mezzo di un filo di seta la cui estremità è più spessa.
Anatomical features: a very small spider only 1.5-2 mm long. The shiny reddish-brown prosoma stands out from the spherical, shiny black opisthosoma. It colonises different types of environments.
Behaviour: A spider that uses ballooning also in its adult stage. This behaviour, useful for spiderlings to disperse, consists in being carried away by the wind using a silken thread with a ticker end.
The lines have blurred. A natural forest in northern Finland looks a lot like an industrial tree plantation. The trees have become a modern resource, and the way to manage a resource is to stop its autonomous historical action. As long as trees make history, they threaten industrial governance. Cleaning the forest is part of the work of stopping this history. But since when do trees make history?
“History” is both a human storytelling practice and that set of remainders from the past that we turn into stories. Conventionally, historians look only at human remainders, such as archives and diaries, but there is no reason not to spread our attention to the tracks and traces of nonhumans, as these contribute to our common landscapes. Such tracks and traces speak to cross-species entanglements in contingency and conjuncture, the components of “historical” time. To participate in such entanglement, one does not have to make history in just one way. Whether or not other organisms “tell stories,” they contribute to the overlapping tracks and traces that we grasp as history. History, then, is the record of many trajectories of world making, human and not human.
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, 167 - 168