Presentation of the projects BEE AGENCY and THE INTELLIGENT GUERRILLA BEEHIVE for the students of the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels. Soon we will work in the Open BioLab on the follow up of the Guerrilla Beehive project, and I will teach some workshops on renewable materials, e.g. microbial cellulose and mycelium as fabric.
Bio-art: artistic research & production inspired by science AnneMarie Maes will talk about her artistic research, including the fieldwork and the collaborations with scientists, and how this research is translated in the production of artworks.
The workshop -the Umwelt of the Forager- will be studying the bio semiotics of the beehive & its ecosystem. The workshop will be organized as a DYI BioLab: the starting point is the role of pheromones and the important task these signifiers play for the communication in the beehive and for the relation of the bees to their ecosystem. Participants will be sensing the ecology of the beehive and interpret the emergence of symbols. They will be detecting the granularity of waves formed between bacterial signals and the signs emitted through invisible (bio)technologies.
Artist talks, moderated by Yvonne Volckart. With: Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits, Ursula Biemann, Maria Castellanos, HeHe, Knowbotiq Research, Marcus Maeder, Vanessa Lorenzo, AnneMarie Maes, Aline Veillat, Baggenstos/Rudolf. Yvonne questions if media and sensing technologies might enhance our empathic relations towards our environment and non-humans or not, and if we need this or not.
The work of AnneMarie Maes is a tight coupling between art and science. It meanders on the edge of biology, ecology and technology. AnneMarie Maes’ artistic research is materialized in techno-organic objects that are inspired by factual/fictional stories; in artifacts that are a combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship; in installations that reflect both the problem and the (possible) solution, in multispecies collaborations, in polymorphic forms and models created by eco-data.
Lectures in 2017 | In this edition, we continue to explore to what extent nature can be altered, bent, or hacked by the interference of designers and artists. How do they facilitate the visualisation of transformations and complex processes in our natural systems? Six designers/researchers reflect on how these evolutions lead to fundamental shifts on our Anthropocene planet and beyond.
For a Copernican Revolution – The Art of Transgression. The exit of corporations, and crossing borders. Transdisciplinarity: how the meeting between the latest technologies, the world of science and artistic creation can invent new and promising work. How to contribute to the creation of new partnerships between these players in these complementary fields.
I am an artist, a beekeeper and a herbalist. My work is a tight coupling between art and science. It draws on the edge of biology, ecology and technology. My research starts from long-term field observations which I translate in factual and/or fictional stories. My huge collection of eco-data (video, audio and environmental sensor data) is the basis for the creation of techno-organic objects that are a combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship. My (often large scale) installations reflect both the problem and the possible solution, and they are mostly build upon multispecies collaborations.
Petcha Kucha on the research & development methods in art/science. The talk is part of BEAF (Bozar Electronic Arts Festival) and Tendencies #02 and is focussing on biotechnological processes, bacteria as living technology and problem solving in working with living organisms.
Belgian artist AnneMarie Maes presents her project ‘Sensorial Skin for an Intelligent Guerilla Beehive’. 'The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive is a speculative research project that combines in a radical way smart materials, biomimetic forms and biotechnology. It is inspired by the intelligence, complexity and self-organisation of bee colonies as Super Organisms.
AnneMarie Maes is an artist and a researcher. Her art meanders on the edge of biology, ecology and technology. Her research practice combines art and science with a strong interest for DIY technologies. She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms.
Talk by AnneMarie Maes [Brussels Urban Bee laboratory] at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission as part of the TNT (Thinkers 'n' Tinkers) Talks series of seminars. Intelligent and Open Source Beehives, non-intrusive bee monitoring. Bee colonies are threatened in all industrialized nations.