01.03. - 01.07.2013

Transnatural | Amsterdam

In “Still unidentified objects” “Transnatural” explores new, still unidentified forms of collaboration between man, machine and nature. We look at fresh ideas & design ending up in new results by joint forces and combined smartness, with benefits for all parties involved (rather than just for humans).
DMY Award winner Svenja Keune (GER) presents her project Emotional Dialogue. These beautiful, fascinating, communicating textile objects transform as soon as they’ve detected the emotional state of its observer.
Marjan van Aubel’s Energy collection explores the possibilities of energy harvesting from everyday objects. The cabinet’s drinking glasses are made from special glass that work similar to solar cells. The cabinet its content charges the cabinet and functions as an energy source for powering telephones or lights for example. With the Energy collection project Marjan won the DOEN Material price 2012.
Contemporary Vanitas plays with the inconvenient truth of life being transient and imperfect, we all get older and eventually die. During life people sever material too. Thomas Vailley explores the realistic options of creating new materials and objects from human leftovers, and uses hair as ingredient. “Like living organisms” is an interactive skindress that expresses excitement between two people when they first meet, by Local Androids.
Photo: Local Androids
Exhibition 01.03. – 01.07.2013
Workspace, Lijnbaansgracht 148a Amsterdam