Expo: a plant becomes a machine becomes a plant
Global warming cannot be reversed. At the same time, more and more new (bio)technologies are emerging that make us feel like we are moving away from nature. Within the research project Smart Hybrid Forms, we are tackling ecological challenges by blurring the boundaries between biology and technology.
Together with artists Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken, we investigate whether an artificial intelligence can become a plant, and whether a plant can become a machine. The outcome, clever hybrid forms between AI and plant and machine, are not designed to serve humans, but to explore what they can mean and how humans respond to them.
The exhibition 'a plant becomes a machine becomes a plant' showcases the results of the artistic research programme Smart Hybrid Forms. Artists Špela Petrič and Christiaan Zwanikken worked for the past two years to create projects exploring the relationships between plant and machine.
- The exhibition can be visited from Friday to Sunday between 12:00-16:00 at the Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
- During the Christmas holidays, the Glazen Huis will be closed from 23 December to 1 January.
This exhibition shows the results of the artistic research programme Smart Hybrid Forms, a project by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Waag, V2_the lab for unstable media and Zone2Source.