Ivan Henriques

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Monumentaal kunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

I am a transdisciplinary artist and researcher working in multimedia installations examining different perceptions of time, memory and environment. In my works I explore hybrids of nature and (technological) culture creating new forms of communication between humans and other living organisms, considering nature as inspiration and a necessary factor in the development of the technological world. I research in various aspects of real time environment data visualization, where it becomes a motive and motor for the platform that I creates within my works. In a deep look at this information from the environment and other living organisms, I create interactive and participatory art installations. This visionary combination of robotics and living organisms explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. The audience involvement is the core of the creation, approaching all the living species to have a unique experience envisioning a new possible world where we all are hypersensitive to our surroundings. The development of smell, touch and audiovisual installations explores such concepts [1] as: the future (reinvention) of the environment; the acceleration of techno-scientific mutations; when nature becomes culture; the use of natural resources; where these hybrids of nature and technology will take place in the near future and reshape and redefine our tools to be more coherent with the world we live in. [1]: these concepts were discussed in the e-book Oritur".

Werk

Jurema Action Plant
Titel Jurema Action Plant
Jaartal 2011
Omschrijving Jurema Action Plant, exhibition Florence, Italy, 2011
Techniek video documentation
Formaat 70x50x50
Relandscaping #1
Titel Relandscaping #1
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving The video is filmed through the window of a train, processed, recorded and reproduced four times simultaneously. Four different times of the same image in one screen. The title refers to a series of works which reflects the concept of Landscape.
Techniek video
Formaat
Jurema Action Plant
Titel Jurema Action Plant
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Action Plant is a hybrid between a machine and a living organism, The plant used is the Sensitive Plant, Mimosa Pudica. The Mimosa is a very interesting one because the plant perceives the touch stimulus; once perceived, the excitement is signaled to the rest of the plant. The signal then turns on the motor cells to make the leaf actually move after it is being touched. Such an immediate response, i.e. a response on a human timescale, is rare among plants. Inspired by this phenomenon, I collaborated with professor Bert van Duijn from Leiden Biology University and the Hortus Botanicus from Leiden on a research into the Action Potential of this plant. At V2_ Summer Residency 2010, we settled a solution in which a signal amplifier reads the differences in the electromagnetic field around the plant to determine when it is being touched. These electromagnetic variations trigger movement of the robotic structure, on which the plant is situated, by means of a custom-made circuit board. The thresholds for response are set in such a way that only touching the plant makes it move away from the person touching it.
Techniek hybrid-machine+plant
Formaat 70x50x50
microscope Chamber #1
Titel microscope Chamber #1
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Using optics techniques, a droplet of water becomes a lens magnifying microorganism presented inside this water droplet when beamed by a laser pointer. The water has plenty of microorganisms. In this work I create a microscope-live-cinema for the audience. This is part of a research about microorganisms presented in salt water as phytoplankton, copepods, diatoms, etc, which will be used to develop the Symbiotic Machine.
Techniek photo documentation of the installation
Formaat
microscope Chamber #1
Titel microscope Chamber #1
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Using optics techniques, a droplet of water becomes a lens magnifying microorganism presented inside this water droplet when beamed by a laser pointer. The water has plenty of microorganisms. In this work I create a microscope-live-cinema for the audience. This is part of a research about microorganisms presented in salt water as phytoplankton, copepods, diatoms, etc, which will be used to develop the Symbiotic Machine.
Techniek photo documentation of the installation
Formaat
microscope Chamber #1
Titel microscope Chamber #1
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving Using optics techniques, a droplet of water becomes a lens magnifying microorganism presented inside this water droplet when beamed by a laser pointer. The water has plenty of microorganisms. In this work I create a microscope-live-cinema for the audience. This is part of a research about microorganisms presented in salt water as phytoplankton, copepods, diatoms, etc, which will be used to develop the Symbiotic Machine.
Techniek photo documentation of the installation
Formaat
Prototype for a New BioMachine
Titel Prototype for a New BioMachine
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving This prototype is the continuation of JAP and beginning of a further research about living organisms connected to machines. Some improvements have been done concerned to interactivity, as it was used another plant, with scientific name Homalomena. This plant has bigger leafs, which increased the interface size. And the improvements are also concerned to stability, redesigning the electronic board which will be able to provide enough flexibility for future developments. How can we create autopoietic (*) machines that maintain an organized autonomous robotic structure assembling living organisms and machines? Can we re-create a world which is more coherent with all the specimens? The final goal of this research is to assemble, even more, wet and dry machines to live together, creating a symbiotic relationship. The idea is to work in nano scale – this also happens with JAP and the PNBM as the data which is collected from the plant and processed via the electronic board, are from the flows of electrons. To further research into nano scale will be possible to extend and amplify energy from living organisms to develop an autonomous Symbiotic Machine. (*) Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela created the concept of Autopoiesis. Book: here
Techniek hybrid-machine+plant
Formaat
Solar Flares
Titel Solar Flares
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving The project consists in a 8 meter diameter circular platform, covered with plants. A stair is on the north position and a water mirror functioning as an arrow, always pointing to the Sun. The platform has a revolving mechanism and it is programmed to follow the position of the Sun autonomously. The calculation of the rotation speed from the revolving platform will be according to the latitude, longitude and the azimuth, specifically from Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium. The visitors will experience a constant alignment with the Sun from the latitude 4°05′ / longitude: 51°23′.
Techniek photo documentation of the installation
Formaat
Solar Flares
Titel Solar Flares
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving The project consists in a 8 meter diameter circular platform, covered with plants. A stair is on the north position and a water mirror functioning as an arrow, always pointing to the Sun. The platform has a revolving mechanism and it is programmed to follow the position of the Sun autonomously. The calculation of the rotation speed from the revolving platform will be according to the latitude, longitude and the azimuth, specifically from Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium. The visitors will experience a constant alignment with the Sun from the latitude 4°05′ / longitude: 51°23′.
Techniek photo documentation of the installation
Formaat
Solar Flares [maquette]
Titel Solar Flares [maquette]
Jaartal 2012
Omschrijving This is the maquette from the project Solar Flares. The maquette consists in a 30cm diameter circular platform. The stair are on the north east and west position and a water mirror functioning as an arrow, always pointing to the Sun. The platform has a revolving mechanism and it is programmed to follow the position of the Sun autonomously. The calculation of the rotation speed from the revolving platform will be according to the latitude, longitude and the azimuth, specifically from Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke, Belgium. The visitors will experience a constant alignment with the Sun from the latitude 4°05′ / longitude: 51°23′.
Techniek photo documentation
Formaat 150x50x50

Omschrijving werk

I am a transdisciplinary artist and researcher working in multimedia installations examining different perceptions of time, memory and environment. In my works I explore hybrids of nature and (technological) culture creating new forms of communication between humans and other living organisms, considering nature as inspiration and a necessary factor in the development of the technological world. I research in various aspects of real time environment data visualization, where it becomes a motive and motor for the platform that I creates within my works. In a deep look at this information from the environment and other living organisms, I create interactive and participatory art installations. This visionary combination of robotics and living organisms explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. The audience involvement is the core of the creation, approaching all the living species to have a unique experience envisioning a new possible world where we all are hypersensitive to our surroundings. The development of smell, touch and audiovisual installations explores such concepts [1] as: the future (reinvention) of the environment; the acceleration of techno-scientific mutations; when nature becomes culture; the use of natural resources; where these hybrids of nature and technology will take place in the near future and reshape and redefine our tools to be more coherent with the world we live in. [1]: these concepts were discussed in the e-book Oritur".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters IMH
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Ivan Henriques
Samenwerkingsverband multi-media
Website ivanhenriques.wordpress.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Master - Sonology 2009 / 2011 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Fine Arts 1998/2004

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Hackteria Switzerland 06/2011

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2014 Symbiotic Machine Amstelpark - Glazen Huis, Amsterdam GROEP
2014 Sul Sol MEIAC Museum (ES)/ Verbeke Foundation (BE) GROEP
2014 ITU Telecom World – Ars Electronica Doha, Qatar GROEP
2014 Organic Cinema Connecting Cities - WWL project GROEP
2013 Pixelache Festival Helsinki, Finland GROEP
2013 Ars Electronica Export 2013 Berlin, Germany DUO
2012 Exhibition Dear Verbeke Foundation. Curator: Simon Delobel 3' (Three Seconds) exhibited at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium SOLO
2010 Jurema Action Plant- Artbots Gent, Belgium
2010 Experimental Mobile Studio Gentil Carioca Gallery - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2010 Taming Technology Le Murate, Florence, Italy

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Verbeke Gallery Westakker, Belgie

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2014 ITU Telecom - Ars Electronica Export Prototype for a New BioMachine installation, multimedia
2013 Manhattan, NY Microscope Chamber installation, multimedia
2012 Verbeke Foundation, Belgium 3' installation, multimedia
2010 Dortmund, Germany Jurema Action Plant - ISEA V2_ open lab

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2013 School of Visual Arts, Manhattan NY, USA
2012 Verbeke Foundation, Belgium
2009 Invited by the General Council of The Netherlands, Mr. Maarten Reuchlin, for a meeting about the Cultural Mapping of Brasil, at Museu Historico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil on June 19th.
2008 Olinda, Pernambuco – supported by FUNARTE – National Foundation for Arts, Brasil.
2007 Invited for an artistic residency supported by The Ministry of International Affairs, Norway,

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2013 Experimental Mobile Studio Rio de Janeiro / BR supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Technological University from Rio de Janeiro (CEFET/RJ) J
2012 Prototype for a New BioMachine Assen / NL supported by CBK Drenthe J
2012 Stroom Invenst Den Haag / NL Stroom J
2008 Experimental Mobile Studio Rio de Janeiro / BR Selected and supported by the Secretary of Culture of Rio de Janeiro State. J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2012 CBK Drenthe Assen, Nederlands Prototype for a New BioMachine
2012 Verbeke Foundation Kemzeke, Belgie 3'
2011 Verbeke Foundation Kemzeke, Belgie Jurema Action Plant

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2014 Artlink Magazine Sidney, Australia printed by Artlink
2014 Cyber Arts - Ars Electronica Linz, Austria printed by Ars Electronica
2011 Oritur Den Haag/The Netherlands free download
2008 Catalog [in] variáveis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil printed by FURNAS

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2014 Ars Electronica Honoray Mention for the Voelstelpine Art and Technology the [next] idea project Symbiotic Machine
2013 Stichting DOEN project Symbiotic Machine
2013 Mondriaan Fonds Experimental Mobile Studio
2008 Cultural Dept. State of Rio de Janeiro Experimental Mobile Studio

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
member of Synergetica 2013 >>
member of World Wilder Lab - WWL 2013 >>
member of Transnatural 2012 >>
initiator of the interdisciplinary research group Hybrid Forms of Nature and Technology - HFNT 2011 >>
Curator and Director EME>> Experimental Mobile Studio 2008 >>