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SENSORIAL SKIN exhibition

SENSORIAL SKIN exhibition

This exhibition is a recent solo exhibition of AnneMarie Maes, after group exhibitions in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, et al. A new book of her work, entitled 'Alchemia Nova' (with texts by Luc Steels, Edith Doove, Armin Medosh and Darko Fritz and published by Mer. Paper Kunsthalle), will be launched on this occasion. AnneMarie Maes is fascinated in the processes by which Nature creates form: How bees create honeycombs in the hive, how they self-organize into swarms, how plants grow and form geometric patterns, how bacteria and yeast cells collectively create material surfaces forming biofilms.
REALIZING POTENTIALS - workshop + exhibition

REALIZING POTENTIALS - workshop + exhibition

Realising Potentials: Arts-based sustainability science is a two-day workshop conceived as an experiential site for exploration and dialogue between the arts and sustainability science. The workshop takes place at Barcelona (Spain), November 3rd-4th, 2016 at the Institute of Catalan Studies (Institut d’Estudis Catalans, IEC).
SUMMERSCHOOL ON CREATIVITY - workshop + exhibition

SUMMERSCHOOL ON CREATIVITY - workshop + exhibition

The atelier is set up as an Innovation Lab where new organic materials -bioplastics- will be studied and fabricated. Practical use of these vegetal and bacterially grown materials will be discussed on the basis of the case study the Guerilla Beehive. The atelier is directed by Anne Marie Maes, artist, beekeeper and herbalist.
NEO NOMAD - networked web project

NEO NOMAD - networked web project

The neo nomad project, curated by Basak Senova is an initiative of SAPAR CONTEMPORARY GALLERY + Incubator, New York. Neo Nomad consists of a series of media exhibitions, screenings, and presentations. The project explores the potential aspects of “nomadism” by taking the current conditions and realities of migration, globalization and hyper mobility. The neo nomad project focuses on artistic researches and projects in the same frequency
MADE@EU - residency + exhibitions

MADE@EU - residency + exhibitions

‘Made@EU’ showcases the work of the artists who have been working on residency at Fab Lab Barcelona, 2016. Selected artists are supported by five European institutions working in partnership on a project, funded by Creative Europe, that explores the relation of 3-D digital fabrication technologies to traditional art, craft and designer-maker processes.
THE RAW AND THE COOKED (TRANSMUTATIONS) - installation

THE RAW AND THE COOKED (TRANSMUTATIONS) - installation

With the installation The Raw and The Cooked, AnneMarie Maes researches the artistic possibilities of bioplastics. In her Laboratory for Form and Matter she studies the mechanisms by which nature operates and she investigates how she can use these processes to create her own organic materials. She experiments with a range of organic components and she measures their usability for potential art installations and design applications.
ALL OBJECTS MAY BE BOTH GREEN AND SMALL - installation

ALL OBJECTS MAY BE BOTH GREEN AND SMALL - installation

AnneMarie Maes is an artist and researcher. Her work incorporates sculpture, photography, video, installation and public participation. More recently, she founded a 'Laboratory for Form and Matter' to experiment with natural materials grown from fungi and bacteria. She engages with living systems in order to make the invisible structures and processes in nature visible.
BRDCST - popup bee bar

BRDCST - popup bee bar

BRDCST is Ancienne Belgique’s brand new indoor spring festival with a focus on musical limitlessness. To diversify this new festival the curators of BRDCST take a multidisciplinary approach. They bring together a pool of artists who feel strongly about artistic innovation, and they compose a program based upon a mix of music and fine arts exhibitions. At the AB's old ticketshop, a charming house at Steenstraat 25, a pop-up Bee Bar is installed. The organizers invite AnneMarie Maes & the Brussels Urban Bee Lab to show the art installation 'the Ambition of the Territory', a project triggered by the universe of city honeybees.
SCIENCE CAFE - presentation Berlin

SCIENCE CAFE - presentation Berlin

31 January 2016, 3-6PM - SciArt Café at artlaboratory-berlin.org. The iGEM team Berlin presents their fourth SciArt Cafe. Under the main theme of "Programming Life - Good Code/ Bad Code?" we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology. Join us on the 31th of January from 3.00 - 6.00 pm at Art Laboratory Berlin. After four warm up talks at ArtLaboratory Berlin, we will start the discussion over food and drinks.
RENEWABLE FUTURES - conference Riga

RENEWABLE FUTURES - conference Riga

Renewable Futures Conference in Riga, from 8-10 october 2015 The Renewable Futures conference aims to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. It will shape new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century. The conference of this year will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media conditions.
TRANSFORMATIVE ECOLOGIES - Mons2015

TRANSFORMATIVE ECOLOGIES - Mons2015

Transformative Ecologies exhibition The exhibition features innovative art science works by Latvian and Belgian artists, who are envisioning sustainable future scenarios with regards to food and energy. The artists have used innovative methods to create sonic, visual and 3D representations of various environmental and biological data collected during their long term techno-ecological researches. With: Gints Gabrans, Rasa Smite And Raitis Smits, Martins Ratniks, AnneMarie Maes, Gert Aertsen, David Debuyser, Voldemars Johansons, Janis Jancevics, Paula Vitola, Rihards Vitols.
ARTES @ IJCAI, exhibition and conference-presentations

ARTES @ IJCAI, exhibition and conference-presentations

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a discipline within computer science concerned with creating computer programs that exhibit aspects of intelligence. Research started in the late nineteen fifties and has now matured to provide the computational foundations for the web and social media today (for example search engines or data mining). But AI research is more than practical applications. It has always aspired to tell us something about our own intelligence: how humans are able to see, hear, act, think, learn, and speak. AI researchers are increasingly using artistic means to give expression to the fascinating ideas and methods coming from their own research, and artists have begun to employ...
BEE MONITORING DEVICES AND CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS

BEE MONITORING DEVICES AND CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS

The exhibition Bee Monitoring Devices and Curious Observations is the starting point for the presentation on the research and artistic work of AnneMarie Maes and the Brussels Urban Bee Lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona. The work of AnneMarie Maes, media artist and beekeeper, is already since more than six years based on a rigorous research into bees. AnneMarie Maes set up the Brussels Urban Bee Lab in 2009 and this artistic laboratory installed several instrumented beehives on garden roofs in the centre of Brussels. The artists and technicians of Brussels Urban Bee Lab designed sophisticated equipment to monitor and measure the bee colonies, process the...
ALOTOF - CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL

ALOTOF - CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL

The 2-year collaborative media art initiative A LABORATORY ON THE OPEN FIELDS is finishing with a distributed festival CONVERGENCE. Four different locations in Brussels are hosting ecological media works created during a larger experimental process. A daily guided walk on 23-24-25 April starting at 2pm connects OKNO, Tour&Taxis, Overtoon, and the Brussels Urban Bee Lab. Collaboration works! 4 partner organizations, and 40 artists within a common program. Join them for ideal quiet afternoon city trip. A custom made open source app and web environment, PVC is rendering the extended festival locations from Saint-Nazaire, Praha and Hranice, Brussels and the Atlantic Coast visible on the spot.
POPPOSITIONS - artfair

POPPOSITIONS - artfair

While public authorities are ranking cultural production down in their priority list, the economic practice of the fair is being challenged. Can the art market be combined with cultural innovation? Conceived as an assembly of international organisations, including galleries but also artist-run spaces, curatorial initiatives and other non-profit spaces, POPPOSITIONS aims to occupy an independent, critical position during Art Brussels. With its international presence growing every year, POPPOSITIONS has built a cutting-edge profile that is here to stay. POPPOSITIONS 2015 will take place from the 24 - 27 April from 12:00 until...
THE BEE LABORATORY at UBAN BEEING, školská gallery, praha

THE BEE LABORATORY at UBAN BEEING, školská gallery, praha

The exhibition is dedicated to both city beekeeping and artistic projects involving bees. Beekeeping attracted the attention of artists from day one. City beekeeping a few years ago has become a popular pastime, and today we can see hives on the rooftops of cultural institutions, restaurants and shopping centers, or in city parks and gardens. One thing is shared among most city beekeepers: the desire to do things differently, and not with the primary goal to harvest as most of the honey as possible. In addition, in cities more than in the countryside various forms of community beekeeping are being established. Urban Beeing....
the GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT - Budafabriek Kortrijk (installation)

the GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT - Budafabriek Kortrijk (installation)

The Green Light District, Smart Green Revolutions is een drie maand durend intens project van ondernemers, kunstenaars en wetenschappers met een expo, labs, lezingen en workshops in de Budafabriek in Kortrijk. The Green Light District loop van 8 november 2014 tot en met 8 februari 2015. Technologie en wetenschap veranderen de relatie tussen mens en natuur in de stad drastisch. The Green Light District wil even het doemdenken over ecologie overstijgen en kijken hoe verrassende, ongekende kleine revoluties bijdragen aan (het debat over) een duurzame samenleving.
the BEE LABORATORY (soundpiece) on KUNSTRADIO Vienna

the BEE LABORATORY (soundpiece) on KUNSTRADIO Vienna

Following the exhibition Fields (Riga, 2014), we were asked by Armin Medosh to contribute to a series on Kunstradio Vienna, produced by Elisabeth Zimmerman. The exhibition Fields showed works by artists, agriculturalists, designers, technologists and scientists that are truly transdisciplinary and blur the boundaries between different disciplines or fields in a very profound way, and on top are of a socially transformative character. These works now find continuation through on- and offline projects. This broadcast series entitled 'Kunst Fields' presents work by 6 artists who participated in the show and a 7th work by curator Armin Medosch. This work called Wild Ontologies looks at creatively...
the BEE LABORATORY at THE OLFACTORY HASSELT - exhibition

the BEE LABORATORY at THE OLFACTORY HASSELT - exhibition

'The Olfactory' is a travelling scent exhibition concept in a movable container. It aims to exhibit a widest possible range of Olfactory Art. Each exhibition displays only for 2 days, there are 33 exhibitions spread over 6 weeks. The Olfactory resides on a fixed central spot at the Mad-Faculty, University College PXL in Hasselt and UHasselt (University of Hasselt) Belgium. From there, The Olfactory will travel to the Muhka Museum in Antwerp and the VUB (Free University Brussels). The Olfactory is organized by Peter the Cupere -a visual artist working with fragrance- and gets the support of the Mad-Faculty Mad-Research, University College PXL and the University of Hasselt.
TRANSPARENT BEEHIVE  at BEAF BRUSSELS -  festival + exhibition

TRANSPARENT BEEHIVE at BEAF BRUSSELS - festival + exhibition

What is the outcome if work on novel ict - Information and Communication Technologies - is linked with artistic expression? This is the question asked by the ict art connect.study and the question raised during a series of participations in events of other ongoing activities in the field. ict art connect.study is ran by iMinds and Artshare for dg connect - European Commission. The study aims at characterizing and connecting artistic communities of ict researchers at all levels. From this analysis, recommendations will be drawn for a dg connect strategy to engage more broadly...
THE BEE SESSIONS RIGA - exhibition + workshops

THE BEE SESSIONS RIGA - exhibition + workshops

Café Europa is a project initiated by Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture. With the theme ‘where culture meets technology’, it is the intention is to bring new technologies closer to the public at large. Café Europa appropriates the social qualities of a traditional café, but merges them with the creative opportunities coming along with new technologies. Café Europa is a multi-functional, architecturally flexible, mobile space that can be adapted to the needs of the local context as well as connecting other places in Europe with a similar nature into a creative network. The Innovation Labs at Café Europa Riga are curated by the team of RIXC. The curators aim to shape new contact zones be...
FORAGING FIELDS RIGA - exhibition

FORAGING FIELDS RIGA - exhibition

The FIELDS exhibition is produced in the framework of the Riga – European Cultural Capital programme. In a response to recent quests for a more sustainable future and overcoming the crises of the present, the exhibition aims to invent new avenues for future developments by bringing together traditionally separated domains. The exhibition shows approximately 40 artworks by international artists. It does not just look at art in a narrow sense but takes into account all kinds of creative practices that bring together new ways of thinking, scientific knowledge, aesthetics, technologies and social practices.
LUCA ARTSCHOOL BRUSSELS - lecture

LUCA ARTSCHOOL BRUSSELS - lecture

Annemie Maes gives a workshop for the students design and graphic design at the Luka school of art. The scattering of seeds-lecture is addressing topics as artist collectives, local and international art networks and platforms for collaboration, as well as online collaborations between artists, international dissemination and collaborations between artists and scientists. The importance of collaborative online tools as wiki's, print on demand, opensource databases and open servers philosophy will also be discussed. Presented case studies are the City Bee Monitoring Project and the Urban Corridors Project as research interfaces towards sustainable cities of the future.
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES ISTANBUL - exhibition

SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES ISTANBUL - exhibition

The exhibition Scientific Inquiries is taking place from november 7th, 2013 to december 7th 2013. The event is curated by Basak Senova on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Koç University Istanbul. The works on show all focus on art/science collaborations. AnneMarie Maes is presenting the Transparent Beehive Cabinet, an account of a year-long observation of and working with honeybees in several mobile laboratories in the city. During the course of the preparations, invitations were sent to 6 Koç scientists to contribute with text, commentary, notes, or objects from their personal position. Many different scientific disciplines touch on b...
DOCUMENTA(13) KASSEL - salon

DOCUMENTA(13) KASSEL - salon

Winning Hearts and Minds, A project by Critical Art Ensemble, is a daily encounter at the 13th Documenta Festival in Kassel, Germany. In this area, reminiscent in its remoteness of “free speech zones” recently established in the US (Guantanamo Camp X-ray, for example), a lecture takes place every day at noon, for the 100 days of dOCUMENTA (13). Lecturers can sign up through an “open call” system on critical-art.net. Selected projects can engage in whatever free speech they want. It takes place at a house at the far end of the Hauptbahnhof, close to the railway tracks. This salon discusses the theoretical bases and ecological and technological foundations of Urban Corridors and cha...
FAB LAB BARCELONA - 3 workshops

FAB LAB BARCELONA - 3 workshops

In April, May and August 2013 Annemie Maes organized a three-part bee monitoring workshop at Valldaura Self Sufficient Lab in Barcelona. Prior to the event she developed together with Jon Mitchin and John Rees (at the Fab Lab Barcelona) several beehives, making use of Warré’s and OpenStructures principles to make them more sustainable. They had equally been developing a sensor-equipped measuring device that tracks the temperature and humidity changes on the inside and outside of the hive and as such reveals how ecological factors affect the bees’ behavior.
SCANZ 2013: 3rd NATURE - skype bridge presentation New Zealand

SCANZ 2013: 3rd NATURE - skype bridge presentation New Zealand

Taking an ecological approach to observing patterns in time and space systems is a very current direction to tackle environmental issues. This discussion focuses attention on observations of an historical nature as well as considering emerging patterns in our individual and collective attitude to Nature, ecology and the environment. Recently, several projects – highly evolved in both concept and process- emerged. Some of these case studies are used as primary foci of exemplification in order to explain the dialectics between Humanity and the environment through artistic capture. These dialectics also bring into relation the significance and future implications of fledgling initiatives in regions w...
TRANSMEDIALE BERLIN - presentation

TRANSMEDIALE BERLIN - presentation

Open, O Sesami. Open, O Green. Open, O Fields. A chance meeting in the name of Green Rush. This chance meeting on the occasion of composting the city/ composting the net launch at transmediale2013 brings together partners and projects of green rush. In 2009, Nomadisch Grün launched prinzessinnengärten at Moritzplatz in Berlin Kreuzberg, cultivated a wasteland into a vibrant, self-sustainable urban farming/gathering site. In 2012, a 'Let it grow' campaign calls for public support to stop the land from being sold by the Property Fund. Alotof, A Laboratory On The Open Fields, is an okno (Brussels) initiative to develop framework and structures,
URBAN BEES BARCELONA - workshop

URBAN BEES BARCELONA - workshop

Annemie Maes is invited by Professor Josep Perello of the Universitat de Barcelona and the Barcelona Laboratori to introduce a series of workshops on Urban Beekeeping for artists and scientists. The workshop offers the opportunity to work at the intersections of artistic, scientific and technological practices in the field of urban beekeeping. Urban bees are quality sensors of the city where we live but, how can we capture and decode all the information they provide? During these two days, we will build and install a kit of sensors in a hive at the Three Dragon...
KAAITHEATER BRUSSELS - installation and presentation

KAAITHEATER BRUSSELS - installation and presentation

Nature and culture; this has always been a tense relationship. Whereas culture was once meant to protect man from nature, we now have to protect nature from culture. In spite of all our ecological intentions, we even now consider that nature exists ‘for us’. Climate change, the world population explosion and diminishing stocks of many natural resources are putting increasing pressure on this anthropocentric attitude, but there is still no sign of any about-turn. Nature must in the first place be of economic use, and should furthermore provide us with a degree of aesthetic pleasure. In the fifth Burning Ice, Kaaitheater is showing the work of artists inspired by the rising tension between nat...
ERASMUS HOUSE BRUSSELS - salon

ERASMUS HOUSE BRUSSELS - salon

Hortus is an interactive ecologic and economic installation in a garden, and a Salon where a discussion will take place about (im)possible futures. The salon sessions are at 12am and 5pm every day at the Erasmus house in English and/or in Dutch. Each session will have between one and 3 speakers and one moderator and will be recorded to be viewed on the website of Kaaitheater and prolong the discussion online.
Two texts specially written for this Salon will reflect two hypothetical scenarios for two different periods: 2020 and 2084. Their structure is similar but their content suggests different political, cultural, environmental and social approaches to the same issues.
OPENHOUSEBRUSSELS festival - installation

OPENHOUSEBRUSSELS festival - installation

The Transparent Beehive installation was selected by OKNO to participate in the OpenHouseBrussels Festival. For the first time in Brussels 24 artistic laboratories and alternative management offices have joined together to show their practices and research in an Open House event dedicated to both public and professionals. Focusing rather on artistic research processes than on final products, these structures provide national and international artists with time, space and tools to develop their works. With Open House these multi-disciplinary organisations take the opportunity to strengthen their bonds and show once again that Brussels is more than ever a creative and dynamic artists’ city. The O...
TIME INVENTORS' KABINET BRUSSELS - installation

TIME INVENTORS' KABINET BRUSSELS - installation

Time Inventors' Kabinet [TIK] is a collaborative experiment with time. For the last two years, a series of artists and thinkers have made an attempt to devise the future of an alternative and ecological time. This transdisciplinary project focuses on non-linearity and parallelism. All kinds of environmental information; be it a city, a field or beehive, can be transformed into sound and vision. Wind time maintains a distributed network that connects gardens in rural areas and cities, bringing them together in non-conventional relational databases, forming one long open green that has its own notion of time. The TIK festival has rounded up the participants...
ART & ICT BRUSSELS - presentation and workshop

ART & ICT BRUSSELS - presentation and workshop

This two-day workshop discusses what can be done to facilitate a process to connect art and ICT and determines why this could make a difference. It tries to formulate questions that arise when art and ICT connect and then finds potential answers. During the meeting scientists and artists from across Europe talk about their work connecting art and ICT, and their motivations and expectations for doing that. The event starts with presentations that take stock of ongoing collaborations, presentations from artists outlining their motivations, and from institutions that already have made dialogues between art and science part of their agenda. This helps to formalise the processes needed for creative...
PIXELACHE HELSINKI  - installation

PIXELACHE HELSINKI - installation

The Signals from the South exhibition is organised by Pixelache festival in collaboration with MUU Gallery. Pixelache Helsinki (2-5 April) is a festival of electronic art and subcultures, organised since 2002. Signals from the South’ is an annual showcase of projects from ‘the South’ (South America, Africa, Asia). This year’s exhibition features work by Venzha Christ / Yogyakarta New Media Art Laboratory (Indonesia), Geraldine Juaréz (Mexico), Annemie Maes (Belgium), Vanessa Gocksch & Juan Carlos Pellegrino (Colombia).
VOORUIT GENT - installation

VOORUIT GENT - installation

How to save the world in 10 days? Global warming, the financial crisis, famine, drought and overpopulation… The end is near, but don’t despair: artists and experts from different disciplines will launch proposals to save the world, put the threat in perspective or blow up the whole thing. Well-aimed happenings, bold statements, bizarre turns, sophisticated utopias and biodegradable references. Annemie Maes has made a documentary wall with pictures, videos, and interviews she gathered during her field research at Barefoot College. In this Indian community, illiterate grown-up women are technically trained so they can personally provide their village with sustainable energy wit...