Theun Karelse studied fine-arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam before joining FoAM, a translocal platform for artistic research. Machine Wilderness was born from a longer term research project by Theun into augmented ecologies, and developed into a program in cooperation with Alice Smiths of Zone2Source.
Alice Smits studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam. She ran a project space Hotel New York at PS1 in New York, was a curator at Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, was the co-director of the Amakula Kampala Cultural Foundation in Kampala, Uganda and is currently the initiator and director of Zone2Source
Main contributers include:
Amber Griffiths is a co-founder of the FoAM Kernow studio with a background in applied biosciences research, currently navigating the gaps between society, research, education and policy, and creeping towards generalism.
Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist who is interested in the manmade object’s future as a willful entity and the nature of communication.
Ivan Henriques is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher working in multimedia installations examining living systems.
Judith van der Elst is an anthropologist / archaeologist specialized in humanistic approaches in the geosciences.
Antti Tenetz is a artist and naturalist at the crossroads of media-, bio- and urban arts with strong current of Interdisciplinary Sci/Art approach.
Špela Petrič combines natural sciences, new media, performance in her artistic practices.
Kenzo Kusuda is a choreographer, dancer, performer, improviser.
Clemens Driessen a lecturer / researcher in cultural geography at Wageningen University, Environmental Sciences
Matthew Creasey is a behavioural ecologist, freelance writer, and science communicator. He is a junior editor at the magazine Current Conservation and Chair of the British Science Association (Cornwall Branch).
FoAM is a translocal cultural laboratory re-imagining possible futures at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life. Current studios: FoAM Brussels, FoAM Amsterdam, FoAM Kernow Machine Wilderness is a program run by the Amsterdam studio.
Zone2Source is an international platform which invites artists to develop projects inside and outside of the glass pavilions of the Amstelpark, in which alternative practices and experiences of our ‘natural’ environment are being proposed. Zone2Source is concerned with a return to the source to observe and experience anew in order to explore new relations between humans, nature and technology. In exhibitions, workshops, presentations and discussions alternative imaginations are being offered to reorient ourselves with what a 21st century way of dealing with our world could be.