ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
For the Plant Biology Europe Congress 2021, ASN is preparing a fully virtual exhibition “Capture the Future(s): OUR BIO-TECH PLANET. The Routes to Roots Networks and Beyond”. The exhibition will combine the worlds of art, science and innovation, providing an international survey of artworks created by artists in collaboration with scientists in the field of life sciences and biotechnology.
TITLE Capture the Future(s): OUR BIO-TECH PLANET. The Routes to Roots Networks and Beyond
DATE from 27.06.2021
LOCATION virtual exhibition
Andre Bartetzki, Marta Bączek, Anna Dumitru, Marille Hahne, Joanna Hoffmann, Małgorzata Kaczmarek, Larys Lubowicki, Pei-Ying Lin, Paulina Misiak, Fortunata Obrąpalska, Alex May, Jill Scott, Piotr Słomczewski, Maria Subczyńska, Jadwiga Subczyńska, Diana Taukin
Plant Biology Europe (PBE2021) – a biennial congress jointly organized by the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) and the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO) – focuses on delivering the latest scientific developments in plant biology, following an inclusive approach where long-standing research sectors and novel breakthrough topics are showcased, including aspects of science policy and ethics, and fostering participation of young scientists.
The exhibition’s concept was initially developed within the interdisciplinary project: Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds – a comprehensive art, research & education project inspired by research on plant network strategies and the “Wood Wide Web”, investigating the potential impact of the gained knowledge on the process of cultural paradigms change, increase of the ecological awareness, and development of the social ecosystems. In the further development, the exhibition was enlarged with the presentation of the CHIC Project’s Artists-in-Residence Program.
Rhizosphere: The Big Network of Small Worlds is a comprehensive art-science-education project based on long-term cooperation between the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects & Research (the Faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies) at the University of Arts in Poznań (UAP) and the Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM). Rhizosphere is rapidly growing its network…
The project is related to the current scientific research on plants’ social networks and Wood Wide Web exploring its potential impact on cultural narratives and the evolution of our ecosystems. It is designed as a collaborative platform embracing interdisciplinary workshops, lectures, and artworks stimulating cognitive, creative and communication processes and increasing social and ecological awareness. The project’s leaders:
Prof. UAP, dr hab. Joanna Hoffmann
Piotr Słomczewski (assistant, PhD candidate)
Prof. UAM, dr hab. Marlena Lembicz
Prof. UAM, dr hab. Władysław Polcyn
The exhibition embraces presentation of the Project with related artworks of renown as well as emerging artists of the Rhizosphere network:
CHIC INNOVATION CONSORTIUM – ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
CHIC is an EU Horizon 2020 Project in Biotech Research & Innovation, which supports the establishment of a responsible innovation pathway for the development and application of New Plant Breeding Techniques for chicory. A selected team of international artists were invited to collaborate with CHIC researchers, visited their labs and engaged in a productive exchange of knowledge and outputs.
BIOTECHNOLOGY FROM THE BLUE FLOWER
by Anna Dumitriu & Alex May
by Jill Scott & Marille Hahne