More than Planet (symposium 17&18/5/2023, ISEA Paris)

The European project “More-than-Planet” (2022 – 2025) gives voice to the imaginaries of planetarity, starting from the observation that it is urgent to re-examine the way people understand and represent the environment. This “Ocean-Space-Ocean” edition of the “More-Than-Planet” symposium series will bring together artists and researchers to question the role of the oceans in planetary balances and the perspectives offered by marine biodiversity in the ecological transition.
The ocean is not a solid, flat and extended surface where supertankers are moving around, burning oil to transport oil, food or manufactured goods. It is not simply a geography of the depths inhabited by a fauna and a flora that would be at the image of what we find on land. In the water column, between the bottom and the surface, lives a multitude of microorganisms playing a central role in the global biogeochemical balance of our planet. Despite our dreams of conquering the solar system, Earth’s ocean is still truly “alien” to us.

Documentation of the symposium on the Ocean Archive website of the TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary foundation.


Symposium « More than planet : Ocean-Space-Ocean edition »
Tuesday 16 May 2023 – from 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday 17 May 2023 – from 2pm to 6pm

Délégation Wallonie Bruxelles – 274 Bd Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris – Free entrance upon registration

Event Makery / Art2M in partnership and with the support of : European Union, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris – Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, Pro Helvetia, Centre Culturel Suisse – On Tour and l’Ambassade de Suisse en France. A partner event of ISEA2023, 28th International Symposium on Electronic Art.
More-Than-Planet (2022>2025) is Waag Futurelab (Nl), Projekt Atol (Si), Art2m(Fr), Ars Electronica (At),
Northern Photographic Centre (Fi) & Leonardo/Olats (Fr)

Moderators & curators :
Ewen Chardronnet – curateur
Carine Le Malet – curatrice
Rob La Frenais – modérateur
Pauline Briand – modératrice
Miha Tursic – consortium More-Than-Planet
Marko Peljhan – consortium More-Than-Planet

TUESDAY 16 MAY – 2pm to 7pm
Gabriel Gee (Teti group) – art historian
Maya Minder – artist ( and
Sébastien Dutreuil – historian and philosopher of
Alice Pallot – artist
Anthea Oestreicher – artist
Hideo Iwasaki – artist and biologist (
Anne-Marie Maes – artist
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY – 2pm to 6pm
Elena Cirkovic – law researcher
Bureau d’études – artists collective
Territorial Agency – artists collective
Disnovation – artists collective
Federico Franciamore – data scientist