Research Programs

Exploded View exhibition

Exploded View is a group exhibition 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 Clue+/heritage studies of the Vrije Universiteit.

Opening: 26 July 2020( 3-6 PM)

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.

Exploded View Research

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

Tuinbazen presentation

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.

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.

Exploded View: Park Explorations

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.

Land (Art) Making

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

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

Exploded View Symposium

  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

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

Introduction

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 as a direction room

The Orangerie serving as a direction room presents the field work and archival research which underlies the works in the park.  

Exhibition: Floriade trash and treasures 1972 – 2022

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?

Amstelpark and Floriade Resources

New page on the background and history of the Amstelpark as it was designed for the Floriade 1972. Together with artists, Zone2Source uses the current Amstelpark as a living lab and jointly investigates the rich history and heritage in the park. Zone2Source would like to develop the Amstelpark as a park for art and ecology that fits this Floriade history.