“World Wilder Lab” is a platform focusing on inter and intra species communication.
We work on the intersection of art, science, design and technology
to facilitate artistic expression for biological entities, have a dialogue with nature & promote the notion of collaboration & partnership with natural systems.
We do so by making art installations, tools and workshops, so that through our work we can introduce all living organisms - such as plants, microbes or corals - as creative constituents of our environment. We advocate the open source soft-, wet-, bio- and hard- ware technologies and investigate how those technologies can become agents between human culture and other living organisms; how we can empower people to explore natural systems around us and learn technology from nature; how we can embrace other entities into what we call “culture”; and how we can alter our attitudes towards other living organisms to consider them as equal co-designers of our mutual habitats.
We believe that art and positive narrative can expose those concepts to the wider audience and help to shape our attitude towards the future.
World Wilder Lab has been co-founded by three artists: Kasia Molga, Erik Overmeire and Ivan Henriques in March 2013.
It is run now by Kasia Molga and Erik Overmeire, with regular contributions from practitioners and researchers such as tutors and students from Chelsea College of Arts Interior and Spatial Design and Interactive Architecture Lab The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL (both in London) and scientists from The Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics in Glasgow and Department of Plant Sciences University of Cambridge.
2015 (ongoing) Cyril Shing, Chelsea School of Arts, Department of Interior and Spatial Design, London 2015 (ongoing) Interactive Architecture Lab, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London 2014 (ongoing) Adrian Godwin, Electronic Engineer 2013/14 Prof. Bert van Duijn, Leiden Biology University,NL
2015 "PlanEt", N.I.C.E Awards, Essen, Germany 2015 "Plandscapes", Fak'ugesi Residency, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa 2014 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain" 2014 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland 2014 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom 2013 “Organic Cinema v 2.0”, Our World of Plants, International Plant Fair, Waterdrinker, Aalsmeer, NL 2013 “Organic Cinema v 2.0”, Abandon Normal Devices, FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom 2013 “Organic Cinema v 2.0”, London Design Week, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United KIngdom 2013 “Organic Cinema v 1.0”, Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2015 "Plandscapes", Fak'ugesi Residency, Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa 2015 “Environmental Data as a Creative Practice” - University of Creative Arts, Espom, UK 2014 “Open Data Masterclass”, Open Data Institute/University of Arts, London, UK 2014 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain 2014 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland 2013 “Organic Cinema v 3.0”, Connecting Cities Network, FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015 "PlanEt - what can we learn from resilliance of plants for designing our future cities?", University of Arts, London 2015 “PlanEt and Vocabulary of Plants - constructing, debugging and deciphering plants’ talk”, Dorkbot, London, UK 2015 “Applying Plants’ Data to Open Data”, Creative Data Club, London, UK 2014 “Organic Cinema”, IMG LAB Festival, NIEUWE INSTITUUT, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2014 Part of “What is the nature of a 21st century human?” Masterclass, Age of Wonder Festival, Natlab, Eindhoven, NL 2014 “Organic Cinema”, Connecting Cities Network, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany 2013 “Air, Ants and Plants”, Kasia Molga hosted a talk with Natalie Jeremijenko and Ollie Palmer, Invisible Dust, London, United Kingdom 2013 “Umwelt! Get me out of here! ”, Lecture in Experimental Digital Futures by Kasia Molga, Brunel University, London, UK
ARTICLES / PAPERS / CATALOGUES
ORGANIC CINEMA: READING ELECTRIC POTENTIALS IN PLANTS WITH ARDUINO