RIXC FESTIVAL 2020, THE 5TH OPEN FIELDS CONFERENCE AND ECODATA EXHIBITION
The PLA(N)Tform is a collaborative platform for bioartistic growing, sensing and ‘making human-plant kin-ship’ experiments and their virtual transformations in the digital space. It was made to be featured in two festivals: Ars Electronica and RIXC Art and Science festival: Ecodata.
Concept: In the darkness of an infinite space of potentialities, a living cosmos of subtle relations and accumulations unfolds – like delicate spider threads, but apparently interwoven without any recognizable pattern. The PLA(N)Tform grows in decentralized rhizomatic proliferations while it is nourished by luminous seeds, which in turn contain their own virtual worlds. By juxtaposing the different realities in a heterogeneous plurality, the PLA(N)Tform is understood as a speculative experiment of terrestrial co-existence, in which epistemological and aesthetic practices, far removed from hierarchical mechanisms, merge into a space-time of Planthropocene.
Online Exhibition: The Virtual BioSensing project group presents the video of the online exhibition at BioDesignLab HfG Karlsruhe, which shows a journey through the PLA(N)Tform’s virtual environment and the individual Virtual BioSensing projects:
Julia Ihls (DE). VIRTUAL RHIZOME
Kira Ellen Adams (DE). NATURE NOSTALGIA
Jung Eun Lee (DE/KR). HOMESICK FARMING
Isabella Münnich (DE). IMMERSED GARDEN
Carmen Westermeier (DE). AA Alt 12 APIPA Cave II. Humans Plants Kinships
Margrethe Emilie Kühle (DE/NO). BIO-SENSING FOREST
Alejandra Miranda Janus (DE) in collaboration with data scientist Patrick Scislowski. PLANTBLINDNESS.
Eleanora Pfanz (DE). COALESCO. BUTTERFLY STILLEBEN
Christina Vinke (DE). FLOATING WOODLANDS
Project Credits / Acknowledgements:
Curated by Rasa Smite / RIXC Riga & HfG Karlsruhe
Virtual Biosening project group at HfG Karslruhe: Kira Ellen Adams, Julia Ihls, Alejandra Miranda Janus, Margrethe Emilie Kühle, Jung Eun Lee, Isabella Münnich, Eleanora Pfanz, Christina Vinke, Carmen Westermeier.
Produced by RIXC / Riga-Karlsruhe, in collaboration with BioDesign Lab HfG.