How speculative design plays with reality and lots of other news from our projects, including on how to watch the Zoo of the Future from your home and how you …Read more
In consultation with ZOOOF team we have decided that the Zoo of the Future exhibition will be physically quarantined due to the COVID19 virus. We also decided to postpone the …Read more
24 March 2020 – Interview with Marjolein Boterenbrood about her project Parksporen / Traces by Anh Dinh from Zone2Source
Alice Smits was one of the 34 international participants of the art-science Field Notes expedition of the BioArts Society. She then published a summary and reflections of her experience in …Read more
Friday 28 February 2020 Alice Smits delivered a lecture titled “Art Practices and Theories of the Anthropocene” at Bath Spa University as part of her visit to the UK last …Read more
The first public announcement of Machine Wilderness 2020 was featured in the ARTIS Magazine. From 12 April to 18 October 2020, Zone2Source will organise, together with FoAM and ARTIS Zoo in …Read more
On February 20th, artist Sema Bekirovic is presenting her new book Reading by Osmosis – Nature Interprets Us as the final result of her research project at Zone2Source.
A former collaborator with Zone2Source, the artist Terike Haapoja will deliver a lecture in the Sonic Acts Academy this February in Amsterdam.
Our director Alice Smits contributed to the Bioart Society’s exhibition “Time and River are alike” taking place in Helsinki from December 2019 to January 2020.
With our ambition to develop the Amstelpark into a unique park for art and nature, Z2S is looking for inspiring outdoor installations and sculptures focusing on rethinking nature-culture relations and proposing new experiences and practices to the environment.
How do they hold a concert with no stage? How do they create the sound installation as a game? What do they notice in the public interactions with the installation and why is Zone2Source the perfect venue for this?
On Saturday 16 Nov, artists Adi Hollander and Claudio F. Baroni kicked off their sound installation The Body Imitates the Landscape at Het Glazen Huis. During the first weekend, including the opening day, the exhibition welcomed an extraordinary 250 visitors.
Amsterdam 15 november 2019 – The Parool’s issue today includes an article on Adi Hollander and her work The Body Imitates The Landscape.
Zone2Source collaborated with many other artists and scientists from the Free University of Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, and Waag Society to deliver the presentation “Smart …Read more
18-21 & 25-28 November. 2019
Artist Adi Hollander invites children, seniors and the hearing impaired to free listening workshops using her specially designed water beds to “listen” through the whole body rather than only through the ears.
26 October 2019 – Metropolis M web editor Zoë Dankert reviewed the exhibition Waiting Room by Gustafsson & Haapoja on the Metropolis M website.
Immerse yourself between 16 November and 1 December in The Body Imitates the Landscape, an electronic sound garden including water beds, by Adi Hollander. A preview of the work can be seen in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week 2019.
Discovering how people would like to be involved, Ketter & Co has set itself the mission to turn the park into a garden. How can we build a community around Amstelpark and bring care providers and users together?
On September 19th and 20th 2019 T.J. Demos gave lectures at the Rijksakademie and Het Nieuwe Instituut. Alice Smits of Zone2Source previously spoke with him for Metropolis M about his thought provoking essay Against the Anthropocene
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.
Zone2Source is part of a consortium, together with the Vrije Universiteit, Rietveld Academy, de Waag Society and V2, that received the NWO ISA Smart Cultures grant 2019. We received the grant for our collaborative project ‘Smart Hybrid Forms’ around the question whether an AI can be a plant.
9 september 2019 – “Soundtrack van beeldloze horror”, a review on our latest exhibition Waiting Room was published in the newspaper Parool (in Dutch).
6 September 2019 – We are proud to announce Špela Petrič (SI) won the Award of Distinction at this years Ars Electronica 2019, in Linz, Austria.
28 August 2019 – After an invitation by the Into The Great Wide Open festival, Zone2Source has asked the artist Neal White, Jasper Coppes and Sema Bekirovic to realise a new work on Vlieland. Each artist wrote a blog on their work which was published on the ITGWO website.
Zone2Source is now part of MOKER, the recently established partnership between institutions for visual arts in Amsterdam, and committed to the importance of contemporary art in and for the city.
Zone2Source is very honored to become the venue to host Sandberg Institute’s Fine Arts department graduation show.
Tuinbazen: Making the Commons 22 and 23 June 2019 12:00 – 17:00 outside the Glass House Zone2Source has invited Irene Fortuyn and her Ketter & Co foundation for a year-long …Read more
6 December 2018 – Lecture Alice Smits Land Art and/in the Anthropocene at KABK
Alice Smits contributed an article titled “Art and Activism in Four Questions” to Metropolis M. The four questions Smits discusses are “How can we staff our (art) institutes in a …Read more
22 March 2018 – In the Simulacrum magazine Jrg. 26 #2, Alice Smits contributed her view of art as a platform to express and strengthen the voice of animals by analyzing works of Terike Haapoja and Laura Gustafsson.
Zone2Source was featured in the Top 10 Most Pioneering Art/ Sustainability Initiatives in the Netherlands, penned by Yasmine Osterndorf on Artists & Climate Change.
Alice participated in Field_Notes: Ecology of Senses, an art and science field laboratory organized by the Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in sub-Arctic Lapland in the north of …Read more
5 january 2018 – For Metropolis M, Zone2Source curator Alice Smits reviewed Ecovention Europe exhibition at De Domijnen in Sittard, curated by Sue Spaid. The exhibition revolves around artists and arts …Read more
On 8 December, 2017, Metropolis published a review on the exhibition Radiant Matter with the title #Reflect: “Radiant Matter”: the Aesthetic of the Invisible.
Zone2Source’s artistic director, Alice Smits, contributed a chapter to the DIGIMAG journal, issue 77, Winter 2017-2018. The chapter titled “Land Art and Anthropocene” addresses the ecological crisis the planet is facing and proposes the focus on land art as an alternative way of projecting our world view.
20 October 2017 – At MicroClima in Venice, Alice Smits presented an overview of Machine Wilderness and other projects she hosts at Zone2Source in the Amstelpark in Amsterdam
20 juni 2017 – The project “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” by Waag Society, in collaboration with Zone2Source appears on Digicult news page, with a brief overview and programme
December 2016 – Dove Bradshaw’s exhibition “Spent”, now on show at Zone2Source, is reviewed in Metropolis M.
23 October 2016 – Zone2Source’s Alice Smit initiated and organized the artist residency in Botanische Tuin Zuidas, where artists are invited to provide an alternative artistic outlook on Botanical Garden.
Zone2Source’s curator Alice Smits and Machine Wilderness’ Theun Karelse presented their collaboration “Engineering the Future” – part of the Victoria & Albert Digital Design Weekend 2016 – for some insights on the project and the philosophical drive behind the program.
In de NRC van vrijdag 15 juni 2016 stond een mooi artikel van journalist Kester Freriks over het project Sporen van Marjolijn Boterenbrood. Lees het artikel hier.
Welkom op zondag 17 april 2016 bij Zone2source, Glazen Huis, Amstelpark Amsterdam Met het kunstproject Park Sporen ging Marjolijn Boterenbrood een jaar lang ondergronds in het Amstelpark en het Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark. …Read more
February 2016 – Machine Wilderness was featured on the blog We Make Money Not Art with an interview with Theun Karelse, one of the artists participating in Machine Wilderness at Zone2Source.
1 December 2015 – Alice Smits published an article titled “Mother Ship Earth” in the Metropolis M, issue no. 1, 2015. In the article, she delves into “Anthropocene,” the appropriation of …Read more
13-14 November 2015, at FoAM, Cornwall, UK. The 2-day speculative design workshop with Ivan Henriques, Judith van der Elst, Theun Karelse and Alice Smits was open to artists, designers, engineers and …Read more
Zone2Source’s curator Alice Smits delivered a lecture on day 2 of the Renewable Future conference, taking place on 7-10 October 2015 in Riga. Smits’ lecture is titled “Towards a New …Read more
Ivan Henrique’s Symbiotic Machine project was developed in collaboration with Zone2Source. To its honor, the project snatched two awards: the New Face Award under the Art division from the 18th Japan …Read more
4 April, 2014 Regine from We Make Money Not Art blog had a conversation with Ivan Henrique about his bio-robotic project at Zone2Source. In his sharings, Ivan mentioned his interest in …Read more