Zoöp DataFusion: ArtScience Department participates in Triennale Milano

29 August 2022

Zoöp DataFusion is an installation and on-going research project, which is part of the exhibition Have we met? Humans and non-humans on common ground, organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut for the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition.

Zoöp DataFusion is created by ArtScience interfaculty students at the University of the Arts The Hague: Philipp Groubnov, Christine Hvidt, Andrzej Konieczny, Alexander Köppel, Leon Lapa Pereira and Vivien Vuong, guided by Rodrigo Delso (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid) and Eric Kluitenberg (ArtScience interfaculty).

The digital and analogue sensors of Data Fusion Instrument register vibrations, heat traces, sound frequencies, electromagnetic waves, the smell and spread of pollen, the conductive capacity of mycelia growing underground, and the slow changes of humidity in the air. It has been installed in Het Nieuwe Instituut's garden since spring 2022, where it reads a space 30 metres wide by 30 metres long and 3 metres tall for eight months.

Data Fusion Instrument registers changes that tend to escape human senses, either because they are too small, too slow, or because they occur in inaccessible areas. The instrument then fuses the different layers of data into a new representation of that volume of biosphere, bringing all the captured changes together in a new form that humans can directly experience.

The 23rd Triennale Milano Exhibition and Have we met? open to the public on Friday July 15 and continue till 11 December 2022.

More information: Het nieuwe instituut and Triennale Milano

Have we met?
Humans and non-humans on common ground
Have we met? explores a range of possible collaborative tools developed by practitioners across art, design, agriculture, and data- and marine sciences.

Commissioner: Aric Chen (General and Artistic Director, Het Nieuwe Instituut)
Project Leader: Francien van Westrenen (Het Nieuwe Instituut)
Curators: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut) and Ellen Zoete (Het Nieuwe Instituut)
Producers: Nikita Hurkmans and Wietske Nutma
Texts: Gert Staal and Jack Eden
Intern: Ilaria Torresan
Spatial design: Studio Ossidiana
Graphic design: Mislav Žugaj and Gailė Pranckūnaitė

The exhibition is supported by the Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science
The programme is supported by the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands in Italy
Titles of the Triennale presentation:
Unknown Unknowns
An introduction to Mysteries