* In 2015 nadine takes part in the following projects.
- Alotof (European project 2013-2015)
- Buratinas (boat project)
- Human Mathematics (artistic project by Various Artists 2014-2016)
- Morpho (collaboration at Gallaitstraat 80 Rue Gallait, Schaarbeek)
- Wandering Arts Biennial (project about mobile arts practices - next WAB in 2016)
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Human Mathematics, Oaxaca-Mexico November 2014
Human Mathematics is an artistic/alternative drawing methodology that serves to make abstract/mathematical art. Formal, factual, or personal data can be used in this technique to abstract information, or data into graphics. Subjective rules, and arbitrariness play an important role, which are influenced by time, space, and socio-economic context.
Various Artists developed a workshop to share this technique with other artists, or students. The workshop is lead by Marcella.B and Martaque (who are part of the Various Artists collective), and consists of a more theoretical part (explaining the technique and going deeper in Human Mathematics examples by Various Artists) and a hands-on workshop where participants are guided to make their own Human Maths piece.
The innovative aspect of Human Mathematics lies in its ability to render geometrical art human, complex, and unpredictable. This drawing technique combines the abstract, and the Devine aspects of mathematics with the variables of databased statistics as a mean to integrate research data in a multi-layered artwork.
The predictiveness of formula based Mathematical arts, and the overly informative aspects of Datagraphics are neutralised into new forms of data visualisation.
It is a method to integrate (artistic, or personal) research data in a multi-layered visual artwork.
From 4 until 21 November, Various Artists will work in Oaxaca Mexico presenting Human Mathematics in the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. Five students textile design from KASK Gent were selected earlier this year to join this journey and collaborate in the project. Another six artists were selected in Oaxaca to participate at the workshop that is located at the textile museum.
Where the resulting works will be shown in February 2015.
From 2011 until 2013 Various Artists explored the theme Agriculture, and more specific the cultivation of corn in the past, present, and future. This project is called Zea Mays is part of his G-ke series of installations about Geopolitics.
The production of maize for non-traditional uses, not related to human consumption is a threat for it's future diversity. Bio-plastics, biofuel, forage, and high fructose corn syrup are all examples of applications that opens the doors for GMO corn.
Recently Mexico, a region at the origin of a huge diversity of maize, accepted the introduction of genetic manipulated corn into their food system. This decision risks to be followed by other countries, including Europe where GMO hasn't wide spread yet. Longterm research about GMO is insufficient but already proved to be unhealthy for human consumption.
Zea Mays reflects upon this possible future of corn in a visual, abstract way. Data, and research of the past, present, and future of maize, and its relation with feeding of an ever growing global population is being translated in various ways (human mathematics, drawings, carpets).