TALKS / PERFORMANCES / WORKSHOPS

Lagoon Micro-ecologies. Venice as a model for the future? (Venice, May 2021)

Lagoon Micro-ecologies. Venice as a model for the future? (Venice, May 2021)

“Venice as a Model for the Future?” is curated by Barbara Casavecchia and Pietro Consolandi for TBA21−Academy and Ocean Space. This chapter moves beyond the urban boundaries of the city of Venice towards the islands of its lagoon. The participants direct their steps and gazes to the land and the seascapes created by the interaction between various species, not only human, that inhabit them: from coastal sand to garden soil, from salt marshes, a thriving home to wild plants and birds, to seabeds populated by tiny fish and molluscs.
Archives and AI: coping with Climate Change (Venezia, May 2021)

Archives and AI: coping with Climate Change (Venezia, May 2021)

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and its devastating impact is already felt strongly in cities like Venice, which are struggling to remain sustainable and habitable. Dealing with climate change not only requires science and technology but the cooperation from everybody in society. One step to help achieve this cooperation is through the construction of archives about dramatic events related to climate change.
Zeeconomie (De Tijd, mei 2021)

Zeeconomie (De Tijd, mei 2021)

The blue economy is an unknown stronghold in Flanders. Discover all about it in an extensive dossier in “De Tijd” — Belgium’s leading financial times —, with articles, reports and videos. From now on you’ll be looking at the North Sea differently. In this context, we visited the studio of artist AnneMarie Maes in Brussels and talked with her about the innovative potential of algae.
Laser talk Brussels (Leonardo MIT, April 2021)

Laser talk Brussels (Leonardo MIT, April 2021)

In 2021 there will be four talks, starting Tuesday 20 April with a conversation with Annemarie Maes, artist and researcher, and Camilla Colombo, curator. Edith Doove will be moderator. Annemarie Maes is showing her exhibition SENSORIAL SKINS – WOVEN BY NATURE, in 2 parts at PILAR, House for Art and Science – Brussels 8 – 23 April 2021 iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology – Brussels 29 April – 16 May 2021 with Camilla Colombo as curator.
Class BioArt in the Glimps BioLabs Workshops (Glimps, Dec.2020)

Class BioArt in the Glimps BioLabs Workshops (Glimps, Dec.2020)

GLIMPS.bio-LABS is a unique deep-dive experience merging biofabrication, biomimicry, art and design. It’s the best way to connect with scientists, artists and designers for an exploration of the bio-future we envision together with our partners. We have diverse modules in which you can experiment with hands-on biofabrication, kickstart your own bio-inspired project and learn about bio-inspired design, biomaterials and circular economy.
Master Class ArtisticResearch: BioArt (University of Barcelona Dec. 2020)

Master Class ArtisticResearch: BioArt (University of Barcelona Dec. 2020)

  On Bio-art and bio-fabrication: A process at the intersection of art and science. AnneMarie Maes will talk about her artistic practice, covering biomimicry in bioart and biofabrication. She will give an overview of the development processes of her most important works (BEE Agency, the Laboratory of Form and Matter, Sensorial Skin) and explain how she is collaborating with scientists to deepen artisic research and dive beyond the aesthetic level by adding social and ecological engagement.
L'Humain Qui Vient, conference (Le Fresnoy, Nov. 2020)

L'Humain Qui Vient, conference (Le Fresnoy, Nov. 2020)

Ce panel regroupe une serie d’interventions de 4 artistes. Nous avons regroupé nos interventions sous le titre « le non-humain sous 4 rapports ». Certes il peut paraître un peu curieux dans un colloque sur l’humain d’aborder la question par la négative, d’autant que le concept de non-humain a été mobilisé plusieurs fois au cours de ces journées.
SALOON #13, studio visit - (Brussels, June 2020)

SALOON #13, studio visit - (Brussels, June 2020)

'Saloon' is an international network of women working in the art scenes of Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Dresden Hamburg, London, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv and Vienna as curators, artists or journalists, as well as in galleries, museums or universities.
]unframed[, a close-up on Art/Science (Bourse/Beurs Brussels 07-11.2019)

]unframed[, a close-up on Art/Science (Bourse/Beurs Brussels 07-11.2019)

The panel will bring in different points of view on the topic of art and science collaborations, to tackle questions such as what does it mean to build bridges between artistic and scientific disciplines, especially in this society of hyper specialization and fragmentation? What does make a collaboration between artist and scientist successful? How to present the outcomes of this collaborations to our audiences, playing the key role of mediators in sensible and meaningful way?
Arias talk: Collaboration as Contamination (Amsterdam, 25.10.2019)

Arias talk: Collaboration as Contamination (Amsterdam, 25.10.2019)

Abstract: Artists and scientists as both maker-oriented thinkers open up approaches with more space for reflection and discussion when forming collaborations. How can these spaces, these hybrid laboratories, being created and sustained in and outside institutional contexts? Prof. Raoul Frese, Hybrid Labs - artist AnneMarie Maes
Hack the Lab! (3.9.2019 Ghent and 4.9.2019 Brussels)

Hack the Lab! (3.9.2019 Ghent and 4.9.2019 Brussels)

Often asepticised, secluded and reserved for scientific purposes, a laboratory is a place for scrutiny. Seemingly opposed to the immaculate space of scientific research, is the artist’s studio. Expected to reflect on creativity, the studio tends to be subject to preconceptions. For two types of creativity, two separate shelters. Nonetheless, scientists as well as artists seek « a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study ».
UN/GREEN - the conference, Riga Latvia (4/5/6.07.2019)

UN/GREEN - the conference, Riga Latvia (4/5/6.07.2019)

05/07/2019 - UN/GREEN - Public Keynotes and Artist Talks Moderated by: Rasa SMITE Agnes MEYER BRANDIS / AnneMarie MAES / Peter ZORN Venue: The Latvian National Museum of Art http://festival2019.rixc.org/ AnneMarie MAES. Intelligent Beehives (25 min + 5 min) Sensorial Skin for an Intelligent Guerrilla Beehive In her talk, AnneMarie Maes will give a quick introduction of the current state of the art of bioart and biodesign in an international context.
Open BioLab Brussels, research, workshops & talks (14/02/2019)

Open BioLab Brussels, research, workshops & talks (14/02/2019)

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.
UNIVERSITY BARCELONA, BELLAS ARTES (28-29/11/2018)

UNIVERSITY BARCELONA, BELLAS ARTES (28-29/11/2018)

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 UMWELT OF THE FORAGER - Piksel Festival Norway (23-24/11/2018)

THE UMWELT OF THE FORAGER - Piksel Festival Norway (23-24/11/2018)

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.
HEK, Basel - artist talk (29/08/2018)

HEK, Basel - artist talk (29/08/2018)

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.
ERG art/science, Bruxelles (5/12/2017)

ERG art/science, Bruxelles (5/12/2017)

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.
SHAPESHIFTERS - Beursschouwburg, Brussels (12/12/17)

SHAPESHIFTERS - Beursschouwburg, Brussels (12/12/17)

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.
Forum NovaXX - ESA St.Luc, Brussels (11/12/17)

Forum NovaXX - ESA St.Luc, Brussels (11/12/17)

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.
NovaXX conference - Société, Brussels (09/11/17)

NovaXX conference - Société, Brussels (09/11/17)

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.
PECHAKUCHA - Bozar Brussels (28/09/17)

PECHAKUCHA - Bozar Brussels (28/09/17)

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.
ARTIST TALK - Prix Ars Electronica Prix, Linz (07/09/17)

ARTIST TALK - Prix Ars Electronica Prix, Linz (07/09/17)

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.
ARTIST TALK - GreyArea/SivaZona, Croatia (06/08/17)

ARTIST TALK - GreyArea/SivaZona, Croatia (06/08/17)

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.
TNT Talk - Joint Research Centre Ispra, Italy (21/06/17)

TNT Talk - Joint Research Centre Ispra, Italy (21/06/17)

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.