Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

chimere 2

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Diese Chimäre ist ein Mosaiklebewesen welches aus drei verschiedenen Arten hervorgeht. Mit dem Kopf eines Hundes, dem Rücken eines Adlers und den Füssen einer Ziege.

     

field_notes – the tourist, infected with moss

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

 

When I was participating the “Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds” in September 2011 , I was accompagnied by one of my touristic robots. During the stay, we went on walks and enjoyed the nature and the surrounding environement.

 

The first walk was together with the “Body Nature” group, hosted by Marta de Menezes. We passed by a creek and a waterfall which had a unique sound.

Later in the week me and my robot went alone on the side of the nearby hill, watching the beautiful lake and enjoying the northern sunlight and the bright sky. I remember the last day of our stay when we were joined by local friends who performed a song telling the history of this lake and its surrounding landscape.

 

 

Marta showed us the incredible forms of moss and lichen during a workshop and I immediately fell in love with the phenomenal variety and amount of moss and lichens in that area.

So I experimented with it and took a lot of samples. When we went back home, we both took some of the samples with us, me in small flasks and my robot with traces of moss and lichens on its body.

 

 

Back home I tried to cultivate the moss and lichen samples on some bricks to be able to enjoy their beauty also when I am at home. In the meantime the robot stayed in a corner, waiting for another travel.

Suddenly I realized that the structure and the surface of the robot had changed. It seemed that there is something growing on it. Can it be that it has been infected with nature?

 

 

For me it had the impression that a big amount of different fungi and maybe bacteria using the robot as their habitat.

I was quite curious about this and wanted to know more. So I started to build a Incubator system which also gives nutrients to the biomass on the robot. Now I wanted to improve the growth. I also added a lamp to simulate sunlight.

Now it was possible to observe the robot and observe the infection and their increase. I took a magnifier to be able to study the details because the organisms are so small.

 

 

After some weeks of patience, observations, care-taking and optimizing the life support system, suddenly first traces of moss and lichens started to emerge. It is wonderful to see the small stars of this species of moss.

Almost the whole body is overgrown. It seems that the fungi changed to moss an lichen. The robot embodied the colors of the sub-arctic through living organisms. I wonder when the robotic part of this symbiont will disappear and only the living part can be seen.

 

 

 

black morula

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

realized at campbasel

a robot as tourist

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

with a little help of a friend

developed for and realized during the art residency and conference:
“Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds”
26.9-2.10 Kilpisjärvi Biological Station Lapland/ Finland
http://bioartsociety.fi/field_notes/

This autonomous robot is solar powered and has a very simple motion algorithm. I use this robot tourist, as I call
it, to explore the biological milieu by letting it run around in the
surrounding area. Shooting pictures and videos triggers in this combination of artificiality and nature a more
emotional view on the robotic creature and the surrounding environement.

 

 

 

 

 

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spidernetworking

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

M.A.R.I.N.´
cartographies of everyday at sea – art residency

The huge amount of spiders around the art colony inspired me to work on this three spiderweb structures. Because the spiders immediately populate the artificial web, the structure of the network changes continuosly and introduces a different point of view to those omnipresent creatures and engages a coexistence between insects and art.

on site at
nida art colony, Curonian Spit, Lithuania

    

 

populated spidernetworks

 

 

 

 


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