Thijs Biersteker

A common language for art, science and nature

Voice of nature, 2018

Thijs Biersteker's work hinges on collaborations with scientists in order to transform facts into emotions, while avoiding provocation or fear, in order to ensure the audience finds an emotional connection with the issues, to make the situation personal, and to encourage us to act. To do so, he resorts to technology, in particular AI, not for its own sake, but as a medium offering an experiential dimension. By using the same sensors and tools as researchers, his immersive installations highlight such things as intelligence, communication systems, and the systemic inclusion of plants, which act as a metaphor of our relationship with the world.

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