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.
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 will end in June 2018 with an outdoor exhibition 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.
Robotanica opened on Friday 15 September in the exhibition space of Transnatural Art & Design in Amsterdam and meanwhile travelled to Eindhoven for Dutch Week in October 2017.
WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES & LECTURES
The projects exhibited in the Tolhuistuin park literally come to life on the opening night and during the outdoor exhibition on 1 June 2018. The Robotanica EYE on Art evening will be filled with performances, demonstrations and lectures on 12 June. The side program also consists of workshops.
More information will be available soon.
LOCATION & DATES
15 September – 11 May 2018
Opening night on 15 September at 18.00
Tue – Fri from 10.00 – 17.00h
Sat from 13.00 – 17.00h
Lijnbaansgracht 148a, Amsterdam
Dutch Design Week
21 – 29 October 2017
10.00h – 19.00h
VDMA building, Vestdijk 25-27, Eindhoven
1 June – 15 June 2018
Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
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.