Annemarie Maes is a new media artist working with art-science projects. She is interested in showing the hidden structures in nature and uses innovative technological methods to probe the living world. She translates the results in artistic creations through sonification or audio, visualization, sculptures, large-scale long-term installations, and workshops. She thus searches for new forms of communication with the natural world.
In 2004 Maes co-founded the artist collective OKNO which has been active on the border between new media and ecology, using DIY and collective artist practices to find new ways to engage with the urban environment. In 2009 she founded the Brussels Urban Bee Lab [BUBL] as a spin-off from OKNO. It focuses on urban bee colonies as a vehicle for novel artistic practices to raise ecological awareness.
We have collaborated on the writing of texts, which resulted amongst others in a text for the publication Alchimia Nova. In 2021 we organized the first LASER Talks Brussel with her and Camilla Colombo. In February 2022 we were invited to record a conversation on her project The Bee Laboratory for *DUUURadio.
AnneMarie Maes, Alchimia Nova, 2016
SC / 184 pages / 21 x 14,8 cm
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Authors: AnneMarie Maes, Luc Steels, Armin Medosch, Darko Fritz, Edith Doove
Design Studio Luc Derycke
Print Graphius, Gent
ISBN 978 94 9232 148 0
Price 25.00 euros
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