WATERLILY TEA PERFORMANCE
Nikola Brabcová ~ Michal Klodner ~ Irina Andreeva
21.5. 2020 ~ ART MEETS RADICAL OPENNESS FESTIVAL 2020
Living Labs are research networks and ecosystems with an open philosophy and respect to local conditions and to all participants. The technologies are applied directly in the natural environment. Waterlily tea will look at the design of the medium itself: the field in which individual actors are located, as an area of sustainable infrastructures, linking natural, technological and social. The overall prosperity of the local ecosystem is a sign of successful development.
Keys: Preparing tea, connecting sensor data and images of local nature to media space.
Communicating the layers of biodiversity-supporting systems (water systems, solar power systems, temporary architecture, environmental research, waste use, media systems) and ideas how to connect this way with other local places, creating network of connected livinglabs as a climate friendly living principle.
~ Livinglab Slavíky is a place in the middle of the forest using a solar power and rainwater catchment system. A half of the Livinglab platform will be used like a greenhouse.
May 20th — 23rd
The 2020 edition of the AMRO festival is characterized by reflections upon the “centripetal” and “centrifugal” dynamics of acceleration visible in contemporary society and the ways artistic practice, activism and radical thinking can engage with it.
Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes aims to provide a picture of the current social and technological movements that reflect the diverse troubles our economic and political systems are currently facing. The speed of production and consumption of new technologies is inevitably linked to the waste of natural resources, which humans exploit and use to their own only advantage without considering the equilibrium of the ecosystem.
The acceleration of the effects of climate change runs in parallel to the unstoppable race for technological development, which is often misunderstood as a solution – rather than a cause – of the inevitable environmental catastrophe. Many groups of activists are now trying to push governments into doing more. But there is still very little discussion about models of sustainable technological infrastructure, how this infrastructure can be built and what it might look like. In the meantime, the next generation of smart products are being developed, which will increasingly be connected to the internet. Behind the smooth surface of our daily electronics, even more machines will stream data around the world 24/7, requiring more data centers and energy.