selection of works and projects by Joost Mollen

[art + science]

The Face Collector @ Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke, BE) // 2019

Hello World @ Peron E (Utrecht, NL) + @Brave New World Conference (Leiden, NL) [upcoming] // 2019

Sensor, Tempo, Actuator @ Non-Human Cognition Poster Festival (Leiden, NL)

Research poster outlining a new approach to design simple autonomous intelligent systems called Biots, which can act as self-sustaining sensors or actuators in a broad range of environments. Acknowledging the importance of an incremental, action-based representation of the subsumption architecture and using the real world as its own model, as introduced by Brooks (1987), we propose an intelligent system that is not only able to react to its environment but also to live off it.

(by Max Peeperkorn, Jurre Rijswijck, Joost Mollen 2019)

Airborne @ Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke, BE) // 2018

The air that we breath is full of floating microbes, like fungi and bacteria. Some originate from our own bodies, others from the world around us.

‘Airborne’ lets the environment of the Verbeke Foundation, created by the audience and nature together, infect the nutrient agar in two large transparent tubes. The airborne creatures will settle in the tubes and over time slowly start to grow.

This growth will create an ever-changing tapestry of different kinds of moulds and bacteria cultures inside - unique to the air and audience of the Verbeke Foundation (location).

‘Airborne’ is an visual installation about the reflecting the environment, process of growth and experiencing time more slowly. The microbes grow their own shapes on their own pace, unconcerned with the speed of human life, but influenced by them from their conception.

Microlympic Games @ Red Light Pet Shop / Waag (Amsterdam, NL) // 2016

[research and writings]

Digital Identity Lab @ Waag // 2018

The Next Web // 2017-2018

Volkskrant // 2017

VICE // 2014-2017

[art director]

Do - Als Je Naast Me Staat // 2018

Do - Degene Die Gaat // 2018

Roelie Vuitton - Allerbeste Ex // 2017

[experiments]

Third Person Party @ Media Technology (Leiden, NL) // 2019

Get Clean @ Media Technology (Leiden, NL) // 2019

Bounce Boy @ Media Technology (Leiden, NL) // 2019

[future projects]

Human Pavlov Project

Matige Intelligentie / Superficial Intelligence