- Exoskeletal tryouts at Kinetica Art Fair 2013
- A new hybrid at Kinetica Museum’s Feature Exhibition London
- Exhibition Ron Mandos Gallery Amsterdam
- Paris presentation: The Marionette, historical object, work of art, object of civilization?
- Museum Night Amsterdam, Darkness and Obscurity.
- ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
- Interspecies Dysphoria in Museum Boerhaave
- Publication quai Branly Museum Paris
- ‘Hydromats’ at Op De Bres Festival
- American Museum of Natural History NYC: A Collision of Dinosaurs and Robots
The Kinetica feature exhibition and events programme is themed on ‘Illusion and Reality’ and the thin veil that divides what is real and perceived. The exhibition will focus on perceptions of reality, with works by 19 international artists exploring the many dimensions of illusion. The exhibition aims to challenge ideas on what is real, perceived or imagined, and focuses on transformation, metamorphism, visual paradox, vibration, nature, the subliminal and the subconscious.
The exhibition includes a huge interactive light sculpture from Dutch artist Titia Ex, an exoskeleton hybrid of man-animal-machine by Christiaan Zwanikken and a giant three dimensional zoetrope by Greg Barsamian. Read more here
Kinetica Art Fair 2013
February 28th – March 3rd 2013
35 Marylebone Road
“Galerie Ron Mandos will open 2013 with a curious and macabre exhibition from Peter Feiler & Christiaan Zwanikken. The extremely detailed and unconventional drawings of Peter Feiler will interplay complementary with the twitching insectile sculptures of Christiaan Zwanikken, creating a fantastical and surprising exhibition. “…read more here
PETER FEILER & CHRISTIAAN ZWANIKKEN
19.01.13 – 09.03.13
Galerie Ron Mandos
1016 HJ Amsterdam, NL
Ron Mandos Gallery
The University Ouest Paris has invited me for an exhibition and two-day seminar and workshop on the theme of marionettes and puppets in all their different appearances. There will be talks on their origin in religion, popular culture, animation, puppets as consumer products and questions about their relation to contemporary art, experiments on artificial intelligence and robotics.
The artwork will be shown December 6 and December 7 at both Musée des arts forains and Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Scientific committee seminar: Tierry Dufrêne (INHA), Raphaèle Fleury (IIM) et Joël Huthwohl (BnF)
During the Amsterdam Museum Night I’ll be presenting the installation ‘Questionable Gods of Biomechanics’ in Arti Et Amicitiae. The Exhibition is on until November 10 and is open during the evenings between 6 pm and 10 pm.
All exhibition spaces are shrouded in darkness and you’ll have to find your way using torches or your own cat eyes.
Artists: Mark Bain, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Ronald Ophuis, Judith Leysner, Arjen Lancel, Franciscus & Franciscus, Ron Amir, Brian McKenna en Mike Ottink, Marnix Goossens, Pietsjanke Fokkema, Peter Zegveld, Maaike Visser, Menno Wigman, F.Starik Kamiel Proost, Amber – Helena Reisig .Curated by: Frans Franciscus and Arjen Lancel.
This September I am in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the ISEA: Machine Wilderness conference. My installation “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” and a series of “Micro-skeletals” are selected for the multi-site exhibition based at 516 ARTS and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (September 20, 2012 – January, 6, 2013) I am also invited to give two lectures and a workshop with students of the Albuquerque Academy.
ISEA2012 , the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art, exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA2012 title “Machine Wilderness” references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology within vast expanses of open land, and presents visions of a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which “machines” can take many forms to support life on Earth.
‘Interspecies Dysphoria’ is a new commissioned work for The Dutch National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine Boerhaave. This interactive robotic creature is inspired by the museum’s collection of 18th century rogue taxidermy and medical instruments. It will be on permanent display from July 2012.