Špela Petrič is represented with a work of art at the 'Into The Great Wide Open' festival on Vlieland from 29 August to 1 September. The work is co-curated by Waag's planet B.
Talking to plants, according to Špela Petrič it is possible. With the Institute for Inconspicuous Languages: Reading Lips, people are challenged to peek into the plant's psyche.
About Špela Petrič
Špela Petrič (SI) BSc, MA, PhD, is a Slovenian new media artist and former scientific researcher currently based between Ljubljana and Amsterdam, where she is a fellow of Waag. Her practice is a multi-species endeavor, a composite of natural sciences, wet media, and performance. She envisions artistic experiments that enact strange relationalities to reveal the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our (bio)technological societies and challenge the scope of the adjacent possible. Much of her recent work has focused on plant life. Her work has been shown at many festivals, exhibitions, and educational events. For her work she also received several awards including the White Aphroid for outstanding artistic achievement, the Bioart and Design Award, and an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica.
Co-curator planet B
Waag is developing planet B, a mission to recolonise planet Earth based on a narrative of DIY expeditions to a fictional planet. Planet B offers scientists, artists and citizens a 'greenfields' to develop symbolic and material responses to the social and ecological challenges facing us.