HABITAT

INSTALLATION 2020

NXT MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM

A COLLABORATION WITH NAIVI

MUSIC BY STIJN VAN BEEK

HABITAT is a data-driven installation It documents and visualizes natural growth based on 3D scans from the natural history archives of Leiden’s Naturalis. HABITAT is a collaboration with NAIVI, who developed the custom-built software for the installation. 

 

The work illustrates the complex exchange between humanity and their natural environment, raising questions on how we contemplate ideas of nature trying to give an alternate vision. 


The work is controlled through hidden sensors that use a large set of parameters. The mapped out space and the interaction with the sensors largely determines the 'state' of the 'objects' within the application. The environments are randomly modulated over time and can be influenced by the presence of the visitor. 

 

The result is a spatial installation where graphics, sculpture, sensors, and soundscapes come together in an extensive abstracted experience.

HABITAT is cofunded by Stimuleringsfonds and Stichting Stokroos and supported by Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid: Revive

© 2017 Heleen Blanken