The documentation of Buratinas journeys is now online at http://buratinas.be
The web site is an ongoing cartographic documentation of various journeys with Buratinas on locals waterways.
KEYHOLDERS IN RESIDENCE
[EN] Our infrastructure PLATEAU is available for artists working on projects and looking for a desk/work area that also offers the opportunity to meet other people. Send email@example.com a text about the project you are working on and what your needs are in terms of support and infrastructure.
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Wanderlust is een artistiek en participatief project rond mobiliteit en publieke ruimte in Elsene.
Hoe bewegen we ons in de stedelijke ruimte? Welke publieke ruimte is er (nog)? Welke plekken willen we graag delen met anderen?
Onze Wanderlust weekends beginnen op donderdagavond met een lezing-performance en eindigen zondagnamiddag. In het programma van wandelingen laten we ruimte voor onvermoede initiatieven.
Check onze website voor de laatste programma updates http://wanderlust-xl.be
Wanderlust is an artistic and collaborative project about mobility and public space in Elsene. How do we move in urban space? What public space is (still) available? Which spaces do we enjoy sharing with our neighbors?
Our Wanderlust weekends start on Thursday evening with a lecture/performance and end on Sunday afternoon. We have allowed plenty of room in the program of walks for spontaneous mobile initiatives.
Visit our website for updates http//wanderlust-xl.be
Wanderlust est un projet artistique et participatif du quartier sur les thèmes de la mobilité et de l’espace publique à Ixelles. Comment nous déplaçons-nous dans l’espace public? Quel espace public existe (encore)? Quels espaces désirez-vous partager avec vos voisins?
Les weekends Wanderlust commencent le jeudi soir par une conférence/performance et se terminent le dimanche après-midi. Nous avons fixé un programme de base avec des promenades, et il reste encore beaucoup d’espace pour vos idées et initiatives mobiles.
Consultez notre site pour les dernières infos http//wanderlust-xl.be
Residencies & Projects
The Keyholders that got the key to the workingspace of nadine - PLATEAU - this year are:
- Various Artists (Various Studios)
- Andros Zins-Browne
- Pacôme Beru (Buratinas, slow mobility)
- Shelbatra Jashari (BruLesk)
- Marthe Van Dessel
Keyholders that will join them the coming months are:
- Helena Dietrich (hotel project)
- Alexis Destoop (trajectsubsidie VGC)
- Valery Vermeulen
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).
A laboratory is a facility that provides conditions in which research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. There exist many different forms of laboratories from scientific to computer to clandestine labs, etc. So what can an ecological media art lab be? And what does it have to offer? In recent years many organizations are using the lemma "lab" to emphasize their experimental and research-oriented character. A lab in our sense should be a diverse set of facilities, distributed across the partner locations but connected. An experiment to share culture and art with the surroundings and environment in a more consistent and sustainable way. To make a different art, an art that is related to the environment in which we live/work. As a model ALOTOF could develop into a string of places that mutually are getting affected by new insights, new works, new artists. But more than a mere perturbation of information. A new mode of creating.
ALOTOF [A Laboratory On The Open Fields] is a new collaborative and longer-term project by 4 partners OKNO (be), ECOS (fr), Yo-Yo (cz) and nadine (be) and a lot of associated partners throughout Europe. The basic idea is to organize a dynamical outdoor laboratory where all creative activities can take place in.
We start from the garden or field, and move on with our media technology and artistic tools, to look into new ways of perceiving and making art, outside, as an experiment in durability. The necessity of finding new materials and methods to work with, new effectuators and outcomes to emerge.
Twice we work throughout the 4 seasons, marked by changes in the weather, the differences in climate and how all plants and animals, insects and bacterias make up the consortium of actors that define our surroundings.
ALOTOF deploys its 5 key approaches to getting its hands dirty with nature and build an unique connected and distributed lab, shared by all participants: constructions, measurements, patterns, learnings and wanderings, performances.