[ISEA2017] Panel: Bart Vandeput (Bartaku) — Aronia m.BaBe: Berry-artist(ic) Research

Panel Statement 

Panel: Methodological Approaches and Sensitive Experiences Based on Nature Immersions, Field Trips and Rural Residencies

Keywords: Embodied cognition; Plant cognition, Enactivism, Artistic research, Ontology, Philosophy of Science, Technology.

In an artist-berry alliance an artistic research practice is developing that arguably provides a case as part of a wider attempt by practitioners to broaden the field of embodied cognition. This implies the acceptance of a view on cognition that includes plant life. Examples of the artistic practice describe how it drives -and thrives- in a time spatial matrix of ´merely happenings`, unreflective and reflective normative actions and embraced failure. A dynamic coupling, interspecies interaction system that is enactively named a ´Leaky Loop System´.

  • Bart Vandeput, aka Bartaku, practices the art of enquiry with main interest in cognitive ecology, consciousness studies, neurobiology, energy and the philosophy of knowing and becoming. His work is often process-based, collaborative, transversal and situated in the folds and cracks of formal classifications. Since March 2016 he develops the deepening of the entanglement with the Aronia m. BaBe appleberry as a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University (Finland). He is participating artist in arts ecology project frontiersinretreat.org and member of both cultural lab FoAM (Brussels, Belgium) and the Finnish Bioart Society.

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