From fire to the reactor, from data visualisation to process generation, science is intertwined with art, which meticulously portrays the phenomena and objects of scientific knowledge in old plates and watercolours, documenting specimens of flora and fauna, emulating nature, creating artificially live or living objects.
The contemporary artistic tools of representing multilayered reality, such as computer-assisted designing, video recording, communication systems, biomimetic simulations, digital visualisations and systemic data analyses, serve both to identify and to shape processes.
They help tackle ecological problems by combining the tools of scientific representation with the tools of art and politics. They bring together aesthetics and ethics, enabling us to glimpse at things through the eyes of others – other humans and other species alike – and reminding us how complex and precarious existence actually is.
— Viola Krajewska, curator of the Eco Expanded City
exonemo – Kensuke Sembo (JP) + Yae Akaiwa (JP), Fireplace, curator: Junya Yamamine
Kazuhiro Goshima (JP), Shadowland, curator: Koyo Yamashita
Ai Hasegawa (JP), I Wanna Deliver a Dolphin, curator: Yukiko Shikata
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (MX/CA), Level of Confidence, curator: Viola Krajewska
Takamasa Iwasaki (JP), The Symptoms of Nature: From Four Poems, curator: Yukiko Shikata
Macoto Murayama (JP), Botech Compositions, curator: Klio Krajewska
Dobrosława Nowak (PL), Everything Human is Alien to Me, curator: Viola Krajewska
Shota Yamauchi (JP), El Condor Pasa, curator: Yukiko Shikata
exhibition coordinator: Dagmara Domagała
exhibition architecture and design: Piotr Krajewski, Michał Michałczak, Sebastian Siepietowski