Nature morte/Nature vivante
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Until recently, artists, designers and architects were used to working with inert, non-living materials. Nowadays, they have new, biological products which technology has made easily, if not infinitely reproducible. As long as the stages of production are respected, they now have new materials at their disposal. Among these, mycelium (the vegetative mechanism of fungi) still has great potential that is yet to be discovered.

In the digital age, the transformation of living material is slowly but surely finding its way into the realms of creation. The potential approaches of what is now called biodesign are manifold. Working with living organisms such as yeasts, bacteria or mycelium inevitably leads to a more ecological, responsible vision of our future societies.

Until now reserved to the fields of medicine or biology, exploring invisible lifeforms and hidden processes has recently attracted the interest of artists. It is now possible to 3D-print living tissues using stem cells and create simulacra of living objects. A new, shared territory between art, innovation and science, biotechnologies are now used as a medium for creation, or more accurately the co-creation of original artefacts.

Nature morte/Nature vivante is on show between 24.11.19 and 08.03.20 at CID - CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND DESIGN at Grand-Hornu.
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Formafantasma,Water filter Funnel Tongue & Spoon, 2012 © Luisa Zanzani
Studio Nienke HOOGVLIET, Bare Bones, 2018 © Studio Nienke Hoogvliet
Nel VERBAKE, Embrace Melancholy – The Relic of time, 2019 © Eline Willaert
Octave VANDEWEGHE, Cosmic Gestures, 2019 © An Onghena
Nel VERBAKE, Embrace Melancholy – The Relic of time, 2019 © Eline Willaert
Nurit BAR-SHAI, Objectivity (tentative) © Nurit Bar-Shai
Andrea BRANZI, Wood&Stones, 1995 © Liza François
Marlène HUISSOUD, Cocoon Cabinet, © Studio Marlène Huissoud
Formafantasma, Water Filter Stalagmite, 2012 © Luisa Zanzani
Formafantasma,Time as a Circulator Motion, 2014 © Peer Lindgreen
Forget me not 1 © Ani Liu
Formafantasma, Saxophones Clock, 2014 © Peer Lindgreen
Forget me not © Ani Liu
Hilde De DECKER, For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde de Decker
Hilde De DECKER, For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde de Decker
Hilde De DECKER, For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde de Decker
Hilde De DECKER, For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde de Decker
For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde De DECKER
For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde De DECKER
For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde De DECKER
Fading away, 2015 © Eline WILLERMARCK
For the farmer and the market gardener - Work in progress © Hilde De DECKER
For the farmer and the market gardener, 1999 © Hilde De DECKER © Eddo Hartmann
For the farmer and the market gardener, 1999 © Hilde De Decker © Eddo Hartmann
Emotional Remnants, 2018© Babs Decruyenaere
Elissa LACOSTE, Dolomies© Antoine Maillier
Elissa LACOSTE, Dolomies© Antoine Maillier
1000 Miles Away From Home © Maarten vanden Eynde
Constructive memories © Erine Wyckmans
Bleached VI, 2018 © Erez Nevi Pana
Alive, 2018 © Arvid&Marie
3 embroideries © Vincent Egon Verschueren
Nest, 2019 © Benjamin Verdonck
Roland Persson, Days Like These Were Not Meant to Last, 2018 © Roland Persson and Courtesy Helsinki Contemporary
Lilla Tabasso, Vanitas Daffodils, 2019 © Roberto Marossi
Wallpaper roses still, 2015 © Lieve Van Stappen
Tanie De Bruycker, Still Life, 2017 © Arvid&Marie
Scholten & Baijings, Vegetables, 2009 © Scholten&Baijings
Roland Persson, Hesitating beauty © Roland Persson and Courtesy Helsinki Contemporary
Scholten & Baijings, Vegetables, 2009 © Scholten&Baijings
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