Sensorial Skin by AnneMarie Maes
AnneMarie Maes is fascinated by the processes by which Nature creates form: how bees create honeycombs in the hive, how they self-organize into swarms, how plants grow and form geometric patterns, how bacteria and yeast cells collectively create material surfaces forming bio plastics. She observes and analyses these processes, isolates them or causes them to appear in artificial conditions, and then creates art works from this artistic research in different media: installations, video, audio, prints, objects. These art works often go beyond the pure aesthetic experience of remarkable structures, even if the sense of beauty is always there. They are intriguing because they make the viewer wonder about the natural growth processes that gave rise to them. AnneMarie Maes is therefore representative of a new wave of artists for which art is life and life is ecological, artists who, paradoxically, exploit the extraordinary possibilities of advanced information and communication technologies and synthetic biology to the fullest in order to connect us back to nature.
This major solo exhibition follows after group exhibitions in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, et al. On this occasion a new book of her work, entitled Alchemia Nova, published by Mer. Paper Kunsthalle and with texts by Luc Steels, Edith Doove, Armin Medosh and Darko Fritz, will be launched.
Wednesday 7 December 2016, 6:30pm to 10pm.
Open daily from 8/12 to 14/12, from 10am to 6pm.
Sonicville Studios Brussels
Rue Deschampheleerstraat 24-26