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THE INTELLIGENT GUERILLA BEEHIVE

THE INTELLIGENT GUERILLA BEEHIVE

name: The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive, project, year start: 2016, year end: 2017, techniques: working with micro-organisms and organic matter, creating artworks with biochemistry, combinations of high end bioresearch with craft techniques and digital media; mixed media installations in the overlapping domain of art & science
The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive is a bio-art installation on the edge of art and science. It evokes issues of sustainability and biodiversity, giving viewers an artistic experience of my ongoing research related to the disappearance of the honeybee. Bees are bio-indicators. They reflect the health of their surrounding ecosystem as well...
LABORATORY FOR FORM AND MATTER

LABORATORY FOR FORM AND MATTER

name: the Laboratory for Form and Matter, project, year start: 2016, year end: ongoing, techniques: working with micro-organisms and organic matter, creating artworks with biochemistry, combinations of high end bioresearch with craft techniques, mixed media installations in the overlapping domain of art & science
The Laboratory for Form and Matter (Laboratorium voor Vorm- en Materialen onderzoek) is een actueel onderzoeksproject naar artistieke praktijken in het post-digitale en post-media tijdperk. Het situeert zich op het snijpunt van biologie, ecologie, technologie en hedendaagse cultuur. Het onderzoek wordt gevoed door de interesse voor bacteria als medium...
BEE LABORATORY

BEE LABORATORY

name: the Bee Laboratory, project, year start: 2009, year end: ongoing, techniques: honeybee colonies, urban gardens, observation technology: sensors, contact microphones, webcams, streaming on open city network
The Bee Laboratory project monitors the behaviour of honeybees in urban surroundings.
 Beekeepers, scientists and artists examine the bee colonies in our rooftop gardens, our open air laboratories. We study the distributed intelligence of the honeybees : their behaviour, ecology and sociobiology. We monitor the bees and beehives with all kinds of eco-technology and we study the colony as a community. We research the interaction between the different c...
URBAN CORRIDORS

URBAN CORRIDORS

name: urban corridors, project, year start: 2011, year end: ongoing, techniques: urban gardens, local communities, bee colonies, communication technologies, observation technologies
Inspired by the flight routes of city honeybees and looking at where they are going and what they are bringing back, I am setting up the Urban Corridors project.
 It is remarkable to see how a bee population functions and evolves very much in accordance to the human activites we are developing around them: gardening and urban agriculture.
The production of honey is different related to the flowers we grow, the plants we like, the garbage or pollution we produce. Honeybees are ver...
POLITICS OF CHANGE

POLITICS OF CHANGE

name: politics of change (poc), project, year start: 2007, year end: ongoing, techniques: local communities, international networks, sustainable solutions
Politics of Change (PoC) is an artistic researchproject that documents the contribution of small communities to the construction of a more balanced society. POC is a collective work where artists, activists and ecologists, economists, educators and anthropologists want to initiate collaborative dialogues to research ideas and solutions which support decentralised structures, diversity and community development. The project involves not only public discussion, but an extensive mapping and documentation of these...
NO2PHO - FROM NOISE TO VOICE

NO2PHO - FROM NOISE TO VOICE

name: No2Pho, project, year start: 2005, year end: 2007, techniques: interactive sound installation, public participation, max msp, crickets networked microcontrollers
No2Pho -from noise to voice and from voice to music- is an artistic research project investigating the behaviour of language in its many appearances: textual, sonic and visual, as well as gestural or body language. How do these disparate elements relate to each other and how do they organize within a system which includes human and computer as a sender and a receiver [and vice versa]? As a generative sound installation No2Pho plays with a connected set of elements. It is composed of dissonant...
ESSENTIAL EMPTINESS, CONTINUOUS PRESENT

ESSENTIAL EMPTINESS, CONTINUOUS PRESENT

name: essential emptiness, project, year start: 2002, year end: 2004, techniques: collaborations, public participation, networked stories with self portraits
Peopledatabase/essential-emptiness is een multimedia project met een focus op representatie. Vijf vrouwelijke videokunstenaars worden uitgenodigd een audiovisueel zelfportret te realiseren. De portretten maken deel uit van een interactieve installatie. De theoretische 'constructie' van een identiteit wordt in vraag gesteld door middel van een technische audiovisuele 'deconstructie'. De analoge video-zelfportretten vormen de basis voor een digitale verwerking waarin tijd, ruimte en publiek de variabelen...
PEOPLE DATABASE

PEOPLE DATABASE

name: the People Database Archive, project, year start: 1998, year end: 2008, techniques: found footage, public participation, online database, networked stories
The People Database archive is considered as a meeting place for discourse, ideas and action. The leading thread is the collection of passport photographs. Used as a mirror, they provoke an answer given by artists, philosophers, musicians, writers and other interested participants. The site of Thurn & Taxis, in the context of the exhibition Here & Now, lends itself perfectly as a social structure for this cultural exchange. The archive-in-residence will call into question an interdisciplinary investigation...