A two year long program (2021-2022) in which VU Amsterdam, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, V2_, Zone2Source and Waag collaborate to create a plant-cyborg. With events at V2_Lab for the Unstable …Read more
Zone2Source works on various long theme lines, in which we sometimes conduct research and projects together with artists for several years.
Machine Wilderness is a field research program, in-situ prototyping and debate with the artists Thomas Thwaites, Heather Barnett, Driessens& Verstappen, Ivan Henriques, Spela Petric en Antti Tenetz taking place in ARTIS ZOO in 2022. Organised by Theun Karelse (FoAM) and Alice Smits (Zone2Source) in collaboration with ARTIS
Exploded View is a group exhibition (27 July – 20 Sept, 2021) in and about the Amstelpark which shows the results of a research 12 artists have conducted over the last year into the Amstelpark. This exhibition is a collaboration with Krien Clevis and Clue+/heritage studies of the Vrije Universiteit.
Machine Wilderness is an ongoing research program by Alice Smits (Zone2Source) and Theun Karelse (FoAM). The program was launched in 2015 in ARTIS and has organised several presentations in the Cornwall, Riga, Venice, London, an exhibition in Amstelpark in 2018. The most recent project will be held in ARTIS in 2021.
Exploded View is artistic research program Amstelpark (2018 – 2020) that investigates landscapes in order to look at current activations from their heritage history. In this project, the Amstelpark enters into an exchange with the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica in Rome. After research in 2018 – 2019, and small scale presentations of preliminary results in 2019 Exploded View will lead to a public presentation in April 2020
February 15 to 23, 2020, The final presentation of Tuinbazen, a project Irene Fortuyn and her foundation Ketter & Co have developed during 2019 in the Amstelpark to explore alternative forms of public park management will take place.
In 2021 Zone2Source launches a multiple year School of Interspecies Knowledge together with Irina Shapiro (Open Set foundation). In this project, we explore new learning environments to rethink our relations to other organisms and its consequences on the way we live and work together.
28-29 september 2019
A full weekend of performances, expeditions, archeological research, experiments and more with Exploded View, where artists and designers are invited to explore urban landscapes through their heritage.
Introduction Land (Art) Making is a collaboration between Zone2Source and Land Art Contemporary that researches the interaction between land and humans, and attempts to make the interconnectedness between them experiential. …Read more
TUINBAZEN: Making the Commons We invite everyone to think and explore with us how the Amstelpark can be maintained and managed in the coming time. Zone2Source invited Irene Fortuyn and her foundation KETTER&Co …Read more
Wednesday May 9, 2018 03:00 – 06.00 PM Venue: Main Building Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Room HG 14A-20 Exploded View is an artistic research project investigating urban landscapes in transition. The project focuses on two very …Read more
Exhibition: May 20 – July 8, 2018. Machine Wilderness presents work of Ian Ingram, Driessens & Verstappen, Rihards Vitols and Jip van Leeuwenstein who develop robotic projects for specific ecosystems in the Amstelpark, and experiment with the interaction between technology and the living creatures in the park. Together they explore how technology engages the surrounding and chaotic living nature.
In this post, we compile a list of press that feature Machine Wilderness. In the past, Machine Wilderness appeared on: Artis Magazine, 2020 “Engineering the Future” as part of the …Read more
As part of the summer program of Zone2Source in 2015, Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the …Read more
The Orangerie serving as a direction room presents the field work and archival research which underlies the works in the park.
Amongst the pavilions that were built for the Floriade 1972, one pavilion is missing. It seems that it was buried in the eighties to improve the security in the park. …Read more
Only a fragment of the original Rosarium is visible today. In the layout of the Floriade 1972, a vast pattern of diagonally positioned rectangles was spread over the area between …Read more
In one of the small original Floriade pavilions, designed by Oyevaar Stolle Van Gooi Architects (now known as de Architecten Cie.), a new species of lily was baptised ‘Princess Gracia’ …Read more
The contribution of the VU Hortus to the Floriade 1972 is reconstructed in the Orangerie. It consists of a collection of succulents, the majority of which is the original material …Read more
Next to the pond, 82 of the original hexagonal flowerbeds of the Floriade 1972 are reconstructed with 67.000 beheaded tulips in 6 different colours. The nursery Groot–Vriend in Lutjebroek, grew …Read more
May 31 – August 23 2015
Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the Floriade, in 1972. Many residues of this Floriade are, although sometimes neglected, still visible in the park. How should we deal with these residues?