The final outcome of the What would a microbe say? project was an exhibition that should have taken place April 29 – June 7, 2020 at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The exhibition, exhibition-related lectures and a panel discussion were all cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We chose … Continue reading “Book in development”
Photography by Norbert Miguletz
Could we expand our sensual, haptic, physical, visual and imaginary language to explore our relation to these living organisms and therefor deepen and broaden our understanding of being in the world? How can an imaginary world facilitate a radically new view on biological rules, hierarchies, interactions, dimensions and scales?
Talking about What would a microbe say? at the “Behavioral Matter – Composer avec le vivant” Symposium at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Behavioral Matter – Composer avec le vivant March 29, 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Centre PompidouPetite salle Be it in the arts, design, or sciences, how is it possible to create, to compose … Continue reading “Behavioral Matter Symposium”
Experiments with kinetic sand to create hydrophobic surfaces.
We experiment with different organic forms, sizes, textures and surfaces, and try to find materials that are fragile, liquid and ephemeral to create a sense-driven and experiential space that invites one to explore and at the same time recomposes perceptions of scale, space, and environment. A bubble-space where one can get in touch with invisible microbial … Continue reading “experiments shape”
We are searching for materials that address uncertainties, ambiguities, and imagination linked to non-linguistic microbial communication. Through an experiment-driven work process we intend to create a visual language that challenges the dominance of techno-scientific and science fiction imagery and that carefully balances imagination and the extraordinary with factual technical knowledge. If we later place these … Continue reading “material experiments”
During my one-week stay in Madison I met and talked to very intriguing and diverse scientists such as Frederico Rey (Department of Bacteriology), Ophelia Venturelli (Departments of Biochemistry, Bacteriology and Chemical and Biological Engineering), Jo Handelsman (Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison), David Lynn (Dept. of Chemical & Biological Engineering) and Cameron R. Currie. Cameron … Continue reading “MEETING ANTS”
The day started with visits at the Chazen Museum of Art and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, continued with a talk with John Baldacchino from the Arts Institute in Madison and a meeting with David L. Newell who is the director of exhibitions and outreach at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Centre for Design and Material … Continue reading “EXHIBITION SPACES”