PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

Publications/Press by or on AnneMarie Maes. Artists Books, articles in magazines and exhibition catalogues.

Boombartstic, Brussels Artzine

Boombartstic, Brussels Artzine

editors: Eric Mabille; authors: Eric Mabille; title: Bozar Electronic Arts en quatre expositions 2017; distribution: Boomartstic Brussels Artzine; ISBN:
Tendencies, c’est l’art belge à l’ère numérique en mode féminin, seconde édition. Six artistes-femmes – Alex Verhaest, Stéphanie Roland, Anne-Marie Maes, Claire Wiliams, Katia Lecomte Mirsky et Esther Venrooy réunies sous le commissariat de Stéphanie Pécourt.
Autopoietix - blog.it

Autopoietix - blog.it

editors: Dennis Dollens; authors: Dennis Dollens; title: Autopoietix; BioIntelligent Beehive as Architectural Data, The Republic of Urban Pollination; distribution: blog.it; ISBN:
I came to Maes’s work because her experiments connect living, intelligent systems and technology/biosciences with social (colony/urbanism) architectural and technological prototyping and experimentation. Her work illustrates radical and necessary ecological searches for sharing urban life. Equally, her toolset and research trajectory
Fair/Fear. Resonances II.

Fair/Fear. Resonances II.

editors: Adriaan Eeckels; authors: A. Eeckels et al.; title: Fair/Fear. Resonances II.; distribution: Publication Office of the European Union; ISBN: 978-92-79-71773-4
Can artists collaborate with scientists and policy makers? That is the question the European Comission's Science and Knowledge Service, the Joint Research Centre or JRC, put itself. The JRC wanted to understand if the rapprochement between art and science of the last decades could help it to adapt to changing times, to refine its policies and reach out to the public.
Ecovention. Art to transform ecologies 1957-2017.

Ecovention. Art to transform ecologies 1957-2017.

editors: Sue Spaid; authors: Sue Spaid; title: Ecovention Europe. Art to transform ecologies 1957-2017; distribution: Museum De Domeinen, Sittard; ISBN: 9-789075-883565
This section introduces ecoventions as a subset of land art, presents a succinct chronology of the past 60 years of ecological events in Europe and describes the global art scene that inspired the 2002 exhi- bition “Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies,” as well as what transpired afterwards.
CyberArts Catalogue - Ars Electronica

CyberArts Catalogue - Ars Electronica

editors: Jutta Schmiederer; authors: the artists, the curators; title: CyberArts 2017; distribution: Hatje Cantz Verlag; ISBN: 978-3-7757-4336-5
The CyberArts exhibition at the OK Center for Contemporary Art (Sept.7-Sept17, 2017) features the best works singled out for recognition by the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica. The world’s most coveted prize honoring creativity and pioneering spirit in media art has been awarded annually since 1987.
Beaf2017Bozar.Tendencies.

Beaf2017Bozar.Tendencies.

editors: Bozar, Halles St.Gery; authors: the curators; title: BEAF2017, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival; distribution: Bozar; ISBN:
The Tendencies exhibition unites contrasting narratives of some of the most interesting and intriguing voices in Belgian arts. Tendencies presents artworks that ‘use’ or ‘comment upon’ the latest evolutions in science and technology. Tendencies puts emphasis on works which question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them.
The Word

The Word

editors: Emi Vergels; title: 5 reasons not to miss ...; distribution: the WORD; ISBN:
Five reasons not to miss this year’s BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival. Amongst a long string of cutting-edge expositions, the eye-catching Tendencies: Belgian Art in the Digital Age. In the Feminine #2 is absolutely unmissable. For the second edition of Tendencies – an intricate study of the increasingly blurred boundaries between contemporary arts, media and technology –
SivaZona Gallery Show

SivaZona Gallery Show

authors: Tris, Dubrovnik Herald; title: Flags, Grids and Sensorial Skins ; distribution: SivaZona / Grey Area
Press Siva Zona / Grey Area Gallery Show: Flags, Grids and Sensorial Skins. PDF download: dubrovnik_herald tris
Renewable Futures - essay Sound Beehive

Renewable Futures - essay Sound Beehive

editors: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch; authors: many; title: RENEWABLE FUTURES. Art, Science and Society in the Post-Media Age; distribution: RIXC, ISBN:
With this Renewable Futures volume, we begin a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age. Our book presents the research and practices that aim to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. The papers from the 1st Renewable Futures Conference selected in this volume are aimed at shaping 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.
Resonances I - FOOD

Resonances I - FOOD

editor: Resonances team, author: many title: FOOD, distribution: JRC Ispra, ISBN:978-92-79-64409-2
The book, an art book on food, is based on material gathered during RESONANCES I, an ad hoc project organized by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission at the occasion of the Universal Exhibition EXPO 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The material has been deconstructed and reconstructed into a new narrative that evokes the need of considering food not only as a mere scientific, technical and commercial matter of fact but also as a social, cultural and political matter of concern.
Hilde Vraagt - interview

Hilde Vraagt - interview

editor: Hilde Van Canneyt, author: Hilde Van Canneyt title: Ongewone gesprekken met hedendaagse Kunstenaars: AnneMarie Maes, distribution: online
Hilde vraagt. Ongewone gesprekken met hedendaagse kunstenaars. http://hildevancanneyt.blogspot.com.es/2017/01/interview-met-annemarie-maes.html
Kunstletters - article

Kunstletters - article

editor: KunstWerkt, author: Annemie Vingerhoets title: Werk in de Kijker: Guerilla Beehive (AnneMarie Maes), distribution: KunstWerkt vzw
In elk nummer van KunstLetters stellen we een kunstwerk extra in de kijker. We zoomen in op een bijzonder object of concept dat de praktijk van een kunstenaar typeert. In dit nummer stelt AnneMarie Maes 'Guerilla Beehive' voor. Deze bijenkorf in een radikaal nieuwe vorm is het resultaat van haar zoektocht naar nieuwe materialen en fabricagemogelijkheden.
Alchimia Nova - publication

Alchimia Nova - publication

editor: AnneMarie Maes, authors: Luc Steels, Armin Medosch, Darko Fritz, Edith Doove, AnneMarie Maes, title: Alchimia Nova, distribution: MER.Paper Kunsthalle -ISBN 9789492321480
AnneMarie Maes is a multi-media artist who has been studying the tight interactions and co-evolutions within urban ecosystems. In the open-air lab on the rooftop of her studio, she created an experimental garden and has been keeping bees in self-designed beehives, equipped to bring out hidden structures in the life of the colony. Her “field notes” provide an on-going source of inspiration for her artworks.
AnneMarie Maes: Alice in Wonderland - article

AnneMarie Maes: Alice in Wonderland - article

editor: Sabine Alexander, author: Hilde Van Canneyt title: AnneMarie Maes: Alice in Wonderland, distribution: Kunsttijdschrift Vlaanderen - Al te vaak leeft de idee dat kunst en wetenschap elkaars tegengestelde zijn, dat ze elkaar uitsluiten, maar steeds meer groeit de overtuiging dat de creativiteit en de originaliteit van beide met elkaar verwant zijn. Ook neemt het aantal kunstenaars toe dat wetenschap als uitgangspunt neemt voor de meest uiteenlopende artistieke experimenten: ze maken sculpturen uit lichaamscellen, componeren muziek aan de hand van hersengolven ofontwerpen robotica en informatiesystemen. Voor het publiek is het even wennen.
the Transparent Beehive Notebook - publication

the Transparent Beehive Notebook - publication

author: AnneMarie Maes, editors: AnneMarie Maes, title: the Transparent Beehive Notebook, ISBN 9781364475666
AnneMarie Maes studies the tight interaction between city honeybees and urban ecosystems. Her preoccupations with bees come from a fascination with these amazing insects: the way their bodies look and function, they way they organize their complex societies, and the way they explore their environment.

Agroecology: A Fertile Field for Human Computation - paper

Agroecology: A Fertile Field for Human Computation - paper

authors: Peter Hanappe, Rob Dunlop, Luc Steels, Nicolas Duval, AnneMarie Maes title: Agroecology: A Fertile Field for Human Computation, Human Computation publication
abstract: Human Computation may be the best approach for the monitoring/analysis/management of agroe- cological food production systems. This is the preliminary conclusion we have reached in the P2P Food Lab experiments.
Ignorance - publication

Ignorance - publication

authors: the artists of the ALOTOF-consortium, editors: Giván Belá and AnneMarie Maes title: IGNORANCE, ISBN 9789491775987
A collection of plans, descriptions of art works, pictures of events, creative texts and drawings, made by an international group of artists about issues in environments and art. The initiative 'A Laboratory on the Open Fields' (ALOTOF) was working outside the general and accepted lines of conventional creativity, trying to investigate new forms and methods for an ecological media art.
Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging - paper

Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging - paper

authors: CS-DC e-laboratory members (Masatoshi Funabashi, Peter Hanappe, Takashi Isozaki, AnneMarie Maes, Takahiro Sasaki, Kaoru Yoshida) title: Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging, article for CS-DC e-laboratory, Springer publication
Abstract. We established a Complex Systems Digital Campus e-laboratory “Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging” in view of re- designing sustainable social-ecological systems related to food produc- tion ranging in food, health, community, economy, and environment. 6 initial projects have been set up, namely Synecoculture, P2P Food Lab, Open Systems Data Analytics, The Bee Laboratory, Open Systems Sim- ulation and One-Health Food Lab.
Curious Observations - press, La Vanguardia

Curious Observations - press, La Vanguardia

editor: La Vanguardia, author: Vida, title: Una exposición muestra en Barcelona la vida de las abejas en las ciudades, distribution: newspaper+online
Barcelona, 7 may (EFE).- La importancia de la vida de las abejas en las zonas urbanas se explica en una exposición organizada por el Instituto de Biología Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) que se ha inaugurado hoy en el vestíbulo del edificio del Centro Mediterráneo de Investigaciones Marinas y Ambientales de Barcelona.
The Sound Beehive Experiment - paper

The Sound Beehive Experiment - paper

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: The Sound Beehive Experiment, article for IGNORANCE, the publication of the ALOTOF project, Brussels - april 2015, ISBN 9789491775987
The Sound Beehive Experiment The Sound Beehive Experiment monitors the development of a bee colony on the basis of the sounds it generates. For this purpose, we developed a beehive that is equipped with sensors, microphones and cameras. We made sure that this equipment is not hindering the bees in their daily action. The Sound Beehive is installed in our field laboratory on a rooftop in the Brussels city centre. Fig. 7. Diagram of the technical architecture of the Sound Beehive. The...
The Scaffolded Sound Beehive - paper

The Scaffolded Sound Beehive - paper

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: The Scaffolding Sound Beehive, paper for the A.I. and Art section in the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings of IJCAI-2015, Buenos Aires (july 2015)
The Scaffolded Sound Beehive is an immersive multi-media installation which provides viewers an artistic visual and audio experience of activities in a beehive. Data were recorded in urban beehives and processed using sophisticated pattern recognition, AI technologies, and sonification and com- puter graphics software. The installation includes an experiment in using Deep Learning to interpret the activities in the hive based on sound and micro-climate...
Foraging Fields - catalogue

Foraging Fields - catalogue

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: Foraging Fields Catalogue, published at the occasion of the exhibition FIELDS (2014)
Catalogue accompanying the installation Foraging Fields which is developed for the exhibition FIELDS - curated by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits (Rixc) and Armin Medosch. The FIELDS exhibition is one of the major exhibitions of Riga– European Cultural Capital 2014. It runs from 15/5/2014 to 4/8/2014 at the Arsenals Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Arts Museum. The landmark exhibition shows approximately 40 artworks by international artists focusing on art/science interactions and ecological issues. Annemie Maes studies the co-evolution b...
Scientific Inquiries - catalogue

Scientific Inquiries - catalogue

author: Basak Senova, title: Scientific inquiries, published at the occasion of the exhibition SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES (2013), ISBN
Seven research-based artists were invited to Koç University to meet with researchers from various fields to develop artistic projects which are engaged with the outstanding researches that are being conducted in the university. At first, huge amount of researches were presented by Koç University to the artists and the curator, then, 33 researchers, whose researches are in synch with the artists’ area of interest, were selected by the curator. After attending a set of meetings both with the curator and the researchers in a period of ...
the Transparent Beehive Notebook - publication

the Transparent Beehive Notebook - publication

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: the Transparent Beehive Notebook, published: 2013, ISBN 9789081898515
The Transparent Beehive Notebook gives an overview of the Transparent Beehive Project. It describes in words and images the intense process of Bee Monitoring and the close collaboration with numerous colleague artists, scientists, engineers and beekeepers. The relation bees and flowers is an evident one and is never far away in this notebook. In an artistic way and starting from hands on experiences as a beekeeper, I give an account of the building of monitoring systems and their implementation in the beehives at the open field labs. Working with the collected...
Creating Ecological Corridors in Cities - review

Creating Ecological Corridors in Cities - review

author: Luc Steels, title: Creating Ecological Corridors in Cities, published in: the Transparent Beehive Notebook (2013) - ISBN 9789081898515
AnneMarie Maes is representative of a new wave of artists for which art is life and life is ecological. This direction of work is of course not entirely new. It is the visionary 20th century artist Joseph Beuys who already in the nineteen sixties showed the need for a radically different kind of art. He argued forcefully against the wasteful use of natural resources and in favor of a social humanitarianism that tries to connect individuals back to their communities and to the ecosystems on which human life depends....
Travelling through OpenGreens - paper

Travelling through OpenGreens - paper

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: Travelling through OpenGreens, published in the TIK Publication 2011 - ISBN 9789081898508
The Time Inventors’ Kabinet connects local OpenGreens in an international network of experimental gardens where artists work with natural processes. These gardening situations serve especially to look into microsociological and ecological systems related to time as starting points for the development of new artistic practices. The OpenGreens allow us to study the implementation of contemporary art in an ecological context and to observe and draw content from eco-data and natural patterns and processes. Using media technology and electronics a...
Study on the ecology of urban habitats - paper

Study on the ecology of urban habitats - paper

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: Study on the ecology of urban habitats, guided by the observation of city honeybees, published at the occasion of the TIK (Time Inventors Kabinet) conference in Graz (2010)
The range of habitats in urban areas is surprising. Most of the major terrestrial habitat types are represented in towns and cities, either as remnants of previously rural environments, or as artificial analogues of semi-natural habitats. The OpenGreens project focuses on two rooftopgardens located in Brussels’ city center on 400 m from one another: an edible forest rooftop garden on top of a parking lot and a wild flower rooftop garden on top of an old w...
Connected OpenGreens Catalog vs.1.0 - publication

Connected OpenGreens Catalog vs.1.0 - publication

name: Connected OpenGreens, publication, year start: 2009, year end: 2010, pictures and texts: annemie maes techniques: independent publishing
A 4 volumes publication, covering the actions from 2009 to 2010 in the Open Air Lab 'Connected OpenGreens'. The Open Green project blends organic and technological matter into one and the same nature. Through analogue and digital means we do long term observations on the growth, blossoming and decay of plants and insects submitted to natural elements such as wind, sun, rain and pollution in an urban context.
Politics of Change: on Eco-Technology - publication

Politics of Change: on Eco-Technology - publication

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: Politics of Change: on Eco-Technology and Hands-On Workshops, published: 2009, published in: Magazine Art is Politics (edition 2009)
My interest in the women Solar Engineers and the Mahila Samiti groups for women’s empowerment in Rajasthan comes out of a personal involvement that links art, women empowerment, ecology, technology and social engagement. When I learned about the Barefoot College project, I was struck by certain similarities between two practices that seem worlds apart at first sight: my own artistic work environment and the practical trainings/workshops in Rajasthan. Okno is an artist-run organization for media, a...
x-med-a (experimental media arts) - publication

x-med-a (experimental media arts) - publication

authors: the artists, scientists and designers of the x-med-a workshops, editors: OKNO (AnneMarie Maes), FoAM (Maja Kuzmanovic), nadine (nadine), Imal (Yves Bernard), title: x-med-a (2006), ISBN 9081073311
The review originated from a series of technically and artistically diverse workshops, organised by four independent technological arts initiatives in Brussels: FoAM, nadine, OKNO, and iMAL. The workshops responded to the need for a place where continuous learning and dialogue between peers is encouraged, with the objective of sharing of experience, skills and knowledge among diverse groups interested in emerging ideas, media and technologies.
No2Pho [from Noise to Voice] - paper

No2Pho [from Noise to Voice] - paper

author: AnneMarie Maes [so-on], title: No2Pho [from Noise to Voice], published in: x-med-a [experimental media arts] - ISBN 9081073311
No2Pho 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 synthetic voices, changing in real time from speech to sound. The multiple voices...
Zonder Interactie gebeurt er niets - interview

Zonder Interactie gebeurt er niets - interview

author: Sarah Kesenne, title: Zonder Interactie gebeurt er niets, published in: RUIS Magazine (september 2006)
Nieuwe mediakunst mag dan een even veelkoppig als ongrijpbaar beestje zijn, het is zeker dat we in de toekomst nog veel zullen horen over kunstenaars die internet, nieuwe technologieën en interactiviteit in hun manifesten hebben getypt. Annemie Maes is een van de crazy scientists die achter de schermen van de collectieven OKNO, So-On en Code 31 aan haar installaties en projecten verder brouwt. Annemie's NOTOVO installatie op het Happy New Ears festival in Kortrijk leek een gepaste reden om haar een bezoekje te brengen in haar loft aan het kanaal ...
Akihiro Kubota - interview

Akihiro Kubota - interview

author: AnneMarie Maes [so-on], title: Interview with Akihiro Kubota, published: 2006, published in: x-med-a [experimental media arts] - ISBN 9081073311
[s-o] You define yourself as a digital materialist. Can you explain what you mean by this and what your artistic background is? [AK] 'Digital materialism' is the fundamental concept for my audio-visual work: installations and performances. I see the computer not as a tool but as a raw material for generating artworks, similar to stone, wood, iron and so on.
Reflections on OKNO and Looking Glass - essay

Reflections on OKNO and Looking Glass - essay

author: AnneMarie Maes [so-on], title: Reflections on OKNO and Looking Glass - a conversation between so-on and the jabberwocky generator, published: 2006, published in: x-med-a [experimental media arts] - ISBN 9081073311
A conversation between so-on and the jabberwocky generator. ... It seems to fill my head with ideas - only I don't know exactly what they are. There's a devil in the Looking Glass! The imagination of technology. Investigations of expressivity are interesting, starting from historical texts. Teaching, learning and development of new projects is referred to the experiment with the presented original. Visualization of the installations of emerging...
the Poetics of Performance Cinema - publication

the Poetics of Performance Cinema - publication

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: The poetics of performance cinema: een artistiek onderzoek naar actuele, realtime presentatievormen beeld/geluid, published in: Art is Politics Magazine (edition 2005)
Welke zijn de vernieuwende expressievormen in de geschiedenis van de 20ste eeuwse kunst, en wat hadden deze tot gevolg voor de verhouding kijker/kunstwerk? Bouwen de hedendaagse mediakunstenaars voort op de experimenten van hun voorgangers, of liggen de zwaartepunten op een totaal ander terrein? Welke gevolgen heeft deze artistieke expressieve vernieuwing op de maatschappelijke status van kunstenaar en kunstwerk? Historische referenties zijn de ‘abstract cinema’ van...
Continuum Cinema : the Vision Machine - publication

Continuum Cinema : the Vision Machine - publication

author: AnneMarie Maes, title: Continuum Cinema: the Vision Machine, published in: VUB Press 2004
Continuum Cinema : the Vision Machine is een onderzoeksproject naar de productie-, presentatie en perceptie van collaboratieve werken in de hedendaagse kunst. Cinema moet hier gelezen worden zoals gedefinieerd door Peter Greenaway : "de totale som van alle technologië die ingezet worden ter bevordering van het bewegend beeld : film, computer en digitaal beeld, en structuren als gesproken en geschreven woord, acting, montage, klank en licht." Het is een ruim onderzoek, dat gevoerd wordt vanuit de taal van de nieuwe media. Het project onderzoekt het ontstaan ...
People Database Archive - interview

People Database Archive - interview

author: Dirk De Wit, title: People Database Archive: Gesprek met Annemie Maes (Dirk De Wit en Els Roelandt), published in: Digitaal Platform, naar aanleiding van de ARGOS presentatie over kunstenaarsarchieven (2003)
Gesprek met Annemie Maes - 19 Mei 2003 Met: Annemie Maes (Unamas Projects), Els Roelandt (A Prior Magazine) Dirk De Wit (Interviewer) Annemie Maes studeerde grafische kunst aan St. Lukas Brussel. Daarna werkte ze voor 5 jaar als grafisch ontwerpster voor de ancienne belgique in Brussel. In 1998 startte ze samen met Jan Bultheel het filmproductiebedrijf pix&motion, waar ze actief was als producer en regisseur. In 1998 organiseerde ze het project...
People Database Archive: het Archief als Kunstproject - paper

People Database Archive: het Archief als Kunstproject - paper

author: Annemie Maes, title: People Database Archive: Het Archief als Kunstproject, Brussels, Luca School of Arts
In een persoonlijk archief werkt de kunstenaar met zijn uitgebreide databank aan beelden en gevoelens en onderzoekt via bepaalde combinaties van heden en verleden de eigen identiteit. Het archief van de identiteit is opgebouwd uit een veelheid aan socio-culturele, historische en psychologische elementen en invloeden. Op hun beurt spelen tijd, plaats en geheugen hierin een belangrijke rol. Het onuitputtelijke aantal combinaties van deze elementen vormt voor de kunstenaar een ideaal speelterrein voor onderzoek van bepaalde constructies.Het archief...
Closed Circuits #2 - review

Closed Circuits #2 - review

author: Patrick Van Rossem, title: Closed Circuits #2, Brussel 1999, published in: catalogue Art in Public Space - ISBN
In de jaren '90 kende de idee kunst in de publieke ruimte, na 25 jaar artistiek experiment omtrent de "blurring between art and life" (Allan Kaprow) en de veelvuldig gestelde vraag naar de betekenis van kunst voor het leven, een verschuiving van het opsmukken van de fysieke omgeving en het promoten van een esthetische kwaliteit, naar het leveren van een concrete bijdrage aan de kwaliteit van dit leven. Het traditioneel tentoonstellingsmaken, waarin de bestaande kunstwerken tentoongesteld werden in een specifieke configuratie, werd steeds...