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New Exhibitions


Zone2Source presents this fall two artists, Špela Petrič and Sonja Bäumel, who explore the human relationship to radical different life forms, thereby questioning the definition itself of what it is like to be human. In addition Malou van der Molen will spend a month in the Orangerie presenting and developing her square meter project in the Amstelpark.


Opening August 28:
 

Špela Petrič
Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters 
het Glazen Huis

Malou van der Molen
Grounded Matter
Orangerie

Opening October 8:


Sonja Bäumel
FIFTY PERCENT HUMAN
In collaboration with: Birgit Nemec, Cocky Eek, Hauke Smidt
Orangerie

Špela Petrič
Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters 
het Glazen Huis

28 August – 23 October
Fri-Sun, 1 - 5 PM

In Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters, the Slovenian biologist and new media artist Špela Petrič explores the possibility of creating human-plant hybrids, facilitated by hormones as trans-species carriers of information. Appropriating biotechnological protocols, she uses human sex hormones isolated from her urine to create plant embryos. This is possible due to a shared ancestral metabolism between humans and plants. The resulting organisms are new vegetal entities, which have been modified by the human molecular footprint.

The exhibition consists of several specially designed incubators that each contain a hybride embryo. This project explores through means of bio art the fears and promises of developments in bio-technology, in which the borders between organisms and existing categories of life are crossed. 

Malou van der Molen
Grounded Matter
Orangerie

August 28 - September 25
Fri-Sun 1 - 5 PM

Malou van der Molen will spend the month of September in the Orangerie. Since 2015 she collects square meters of nature in Amsterdam, which she translates into textile designs, to connect the global textile industry with a specific site. A piece of water in a canal, the first day of snow, the vegetable section at the grocery store, plants and animals at home, shredded trees in the Amsterdamse Bos, rain puddles, a 300-year old tree in the Hortus, etc. The textile designs, natural elements and pictures of the locations are worked into an installation which covers 31 m2 up to now and will be presented in the Orangerie. Besides this, the artist will explore new work based on square meters from the Amstelpark.


 

Sonja Bäumel
FIFTY PERCENT HUMAN
In collaboration with: Birgit Nemec, Cocky Eek, Hauke Smidt
Orangerie

8 - 16 October
Special opening times, see below


We, humans, have recently come to the understanding that we have twice as many bacterial cells than human cells, living both in and on our bodies. Besides this abstract knowledge, what does this mean for our self-recognition, for our concepts of autonomy and for the borders of our self? If fifty percent of the cells that constitute our body are not human but microbial, how could we get in touch with our nonhuman co-habitants?

Fifty Percent Human creates an in-between space, addressing uncertainties, ambiguities and imagination linked to the microbial paradigm shift both on an aesthetic and on an epistemological level. The project’s installation presents a damp environment, filled thick with enlarged transparent and liquid membrane-bound microbial cells, collectively swimming, lying or floating - an intersecting multi-species landscape to explore. Is it possible that we may sense a language to encounter with non-verbal organisms through touch? To experience and thus better understand inter-organismic communication means taking care of the microcosm and thus ultimately means taking better care of ourselves.

Opening times:
Saturday 8 October 2 - 6 PM, Opening
Sunday 9 October 11 AM - 6 PM
Monday 10 October - Friday 14 October:  11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 15 oktober 11 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 16 oktober 11 AM - 6 PM,  Finissage starts at 2 PM

Public Programme 

Sunday 28 August, 3 - 6 PM
Opening Špela Petrič, Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters with interactive event
het Glazen Huis

Thursday 13 October, 5 - 7 PM
Artist Talk. Bio-artists Špela Petrič and Sonja Bäumel give insight into their work
Sonja Bäumel: 5-5.45 PM, Orangerie
Špela Petrič: 6-6.45 PM, het Glazen Huis

Saturday 8 October, 2 - 6 PM
Opening Sonja Bäumel 50 % Human – Getting in touch with our non-human
Orangerie

Sunday 16 October 2 - 6 PM  
Finissage 50 Percent Human – Getting in touch with our non-human
Orangerie

A programme with workshops connected to Špela Petrič project Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters will be communicated through our website and newsletter.
 

 
Zone2Source is located in the Amstelpark, Amsterdam. Office and archive are housed in the Rietveld Huis. Exhibitions in het Glazen Huis (throughout the whole year) and the Orangerie (from May 15 until October 15) are on view Friday to Sunday, 13:00  - 17:00 or by appointment.
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Looking for volunteers
Would you like to be part of Zone2Source, join a great team,  exciting projects and a special environment? We are looking for people who are available at least once a month as a host of the exhibitions in our pavillions. Interested? Get in touch with info@zone2source.net
Amstelpark Pavilions available!
Looking to rent a great space for an event, wedding, reception, workshop or anything else?  Het Glazen Huis in the unique Amstelpark might be what you are looking for. Please e-mail us for availability 
info@zone2source.net
 
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Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters is supported by:
                                      
Fifty Percent Human is supported by:
                                     
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