Exhibition in and around het Glazen Huis from 22 April – 19 June, 2022 as part of the Shadow Floriade. With Neal White, Tina O’Connell, Dianne Bauer, Jol Thoms, Uriel Orlow, and a film programma by May Adadol Ingawanij and Julian Ross.
Universe is a research machine, an observatory, that rotates and from which we take in new perspectives on the environment. The outdoor work is next to the pond. We are invited to reflect on the surrounding social, physical and historical landscape and to anchor our sense of place. Universe is an existing work that Robbert will adapt especially for the Shadow Floriade and the Amstelpark.
The Contemplatorium is a combination between sculpture, landscape design and experiential art that is modular and can continue to evolve and manifest itself in the natural environment of a park. The outdoor work is placed deep in the Amstelpark, next to the Amstel river, past the Stadshout Pavilion and next to the Vlindertuin.
The Camera Obscura is a darkened space where the outside world enters upside down through a hole in the wall. As a precursor to photography – but a technique where there is still a direct connection with the environment – the installation takes the form of a folding camera. The outdoor work stands near the conifer garden on the north side, next to the footpath, overlooking the pond. The pond plays a role as well: the reflection of the landscape on the water is part of the artwork.
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