Currently on show at Zone2Source
Smart Hybrid Forms exhibition
a plant becomes a machine becomes a plant
Špela Petrič en Christiaan Zwanikken
Het Glazen Huis, November 6, 2022 – January 22, 2023: Friday to Sunday between 12:00-16:00
The exhibition Smart Hybrid Forms shows the results of a two-year artistic research program in which artists Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken explore the relationship between plant and machine. Plants have an extremely different, but perhaps more successful, way of existence that we may be able to better understand through technology. From November 6, 2022 through January 22, 2023, the artists present installations they developed as researchers at the art-science lab Hybrid Forms at the Vrije Universiteit, in which hybrid entities are explored. These cyborgs in which the biological and technological merge become new actors for a different, entangled world that appears as a result of climate change.
Christiaan Zwanikken presents his latest installation Excitation Station: a field laboratory for unusual experiments with plants and electronic equipment. Excitation Station invites us to speculate on the (extra)sensory capabilities of plants.
Špela Petrič developed the installation PL’AI, a process in which cucumber plants and an AI robot play with each other. Performative Etnographies: shows documentation of a collective research methodology that she developed for Smart Hybrid Forms and so far performed together with participants in a flower greenhouse, a hospital and a zoo.
Now on show: Outdoor works
In the Amstelpark you can experience existing and new outdoor works such as PIT Portaal, Plantsoensociologie, Home walk, Camera Obscura, Contemplatorium: area for unknown rituals & Universe. Click here for all of Zone2Source’s outdoor works in the Amstelpark. You can find the art map including all the artworks on page 12 & 13 in the Shadow Floriade newspaper.
Soil works – When rocks weather
an exhibition by Elena Khurtova
the Glazen Huis, February 19 – April 9, 2023: Friday to Sunday between 1-5PM
Opening: Sunday Februari 19, 3-7PM
Using her own body to interact with the soil, Elena Khurtova questions our ability to create a reciprocal relationship with the ground beneath our feet. During the exhibition she will present the process of transforming displaced soils into monolith ‘lego blocks’ in the glass pavilion. It is a performative exploration of both the care and control that is part of the human relationship to soil, while also raising questions about industrial processes and how these potentially originate in craft and play. As the installation changes over time, we contemplate how every particle of sand through its own tactility can also tell us a story.
Zone2Source is an international platform for art, nature and technology. We welcome you to experience the projects that artists have developed inside and outside of the glass pavilions of the Amstelpark, using this environment as a living lab. In our exhibitions and projects, we propose alternative practices and experiences of our ‘natural’ environment. Zone2Source is concerned with a return to the source to observe and experience anew in order to explore new relations between humans, nature and technology.
In exhibitions, workshops, presentations and discussions we offer alternative imaginations to reorient ourselves with what a 21st century way of dealing with our world could be.
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