Machine Wilderness

Machine Wilderness is a ongoing program with exhibitions, field research, in-situ prototyping and debate in which relations between technological and natural processes are being been explored. Machine Wilderness is an initiative of Theun Karelse (FoAM) and Alice Smits.

Here you will find the background of the program and an overview of all activities since 2015. The latest activity is Machine Wilderness in ARTIS.

Machine Wilderness ongoing research program

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 2020.

Machine Wilderness: artistic research in Artis

[Postponed until 2021 due to covid-19] From April to October 2020, Zone2Source organises Machine Wilderness in collaboration with FoAM and Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. This project allows artists who work as artistic researchers in Artis zoo to present their findings in a variety of public programs.

Machine Wilderness exhibition 2018

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.

Machine Wilderness in the Press

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