ROBOTANICA

The arrival of robotics within the natural environment marks a shift in time. The Robotanica exhibition series explore a new wilderness of technological species. It shows how robotics play a role or will manifest itself within our changing ecology. Artists, designers and scientists present fascinating and exciting projects that illustrate, investigate and interrogate this development.

Dutch Design Week

21-29 October 2017

Transnatural Workspace

15 September 2017 – 11 May 2018

Tolhuistuin

25 May – 8 June 2018

ABOUT

Is it possible to significantly improve the living conditions of animals and plants by means of robotics? If species are becoming extinct, can we replace them with technological substitutes? Can robotics help to recover environmental damage by influencing weather conditions? How can we prepare for a new wilderness with organic-technological life? Are we facing a new evolution?

Robotanica highlights several artistic and applied aspects of these new forms that (will) play a role in our environment.

The program consists of exhibitions, presentations, performances, demonstrations and workshops. Robotanica opens on Friday 15 September in the exhibition space of Transnatural Art & Design in Amsterdam. Then Robotanica will travel to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week in October.

The Robotanica program will end in May 2018 with an outdoor exhibiiton in the Tolhuistuin park in Amsterdam with a subsequent program consisting of talks and performances in EYE Film museum. The outdoor exhibition shows a unique setting of living creatures and artistic projects.

EXHIBITION

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Delfly Explorer

TU Delft

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Woodpecker

Rihards Vitols

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Human Sensor

Kasia Molga

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Cloud Machine

Karolina Sobecka

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Second Livestock

Austin Stewart

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Tumbleweed Robot

Shlomi Mir

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ReEarth

Interactive Architecture Lab

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The Weather War

Bigert & Bergström

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Insect Biobots

NCSU

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Vessels

Sofian Audry, Stephen Kelly & Samuel st-Aubin

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Osmo

Loop.pH

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Opening Night at Transnatural

Lijnbaansgracht 148a

3 hrs

Transnatural Art & Design

Robotanica exhibition at Transnatural

Lijnbaansgracht 148a

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Transnatural

Robotanica at Dutch Design Week

Vestdijk 25-27, Eindhoven

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VDMA building, Eindhoven 

Robotanica at De Tolhuistuin

Tolhuisweg 3, Amsterdam

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WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES & LECTURES

The projects exhibited in the Tolhuistuin park literally come to life on the opening night and during the outdoor exhibition on the May 25. The Robotanica EYE on Art evening will be filled with performances, demonstrations and lectures. The side program also consists of workshops.

More information will be available soon.

LOCATION & DATES

Lijnbaansgracht 148a, Amsterdam

Transnatural Workspace

Dates
15 September – 11 May 2018
Opening night on 15 September at 18.00

Opening hours
Tue – Fri from 10.00 – 17.00h
Sat from 13.00 – 17.00h

Address
Lijnbaansgracht 148a, Amsterdam

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Dutch Design Week

Dates
21 – 29 October 2017

Opening hours
10.00h – 19.00h

Address
VDMA building, Vestdijk 25-27, Eindhoven

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Tolhuistuin Amsterdam

Dates
25 May – 8 June 2018

Opening hours
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Address
Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam

ORGANISATION

Robotanica is an event organized by Transnatural institute that offers an ongoing cultural program and that represents an Art & Design Label.

Transnatural explores how technology can support the natural world and ecological wealth. All cultural activities and the label collection are related to an envisioned world where man, nature and technology merge. Transnatural works with a multi-faceted mixture of national and international creators, thinkers, businesses, R&D labs, studios and research institutes.

Robotanica is organized in close collaboration with the partners Stichting Tolhuistuin, EYE Film museum and the Dutch Design Week. The project is generously supported by the sponsors mentioned below. Robotanica is curated by Arjen Bangma & Joannette van der Veer.

More information at www.transnatural.org / www.transnaturallabel.com

SPONSORS

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