Bartaku Artistic Research
|Bartaku is an artist and researcher with a background in Social Sciences (Lic.), and self-educated in the arts and science. Practicing the art of enquiry, the main driving interests lie in cognitive ecology, aesthetics, consciousness studies, neurobiology, energy and the philosophy of knowing and becoming.
Most renowned is Bartaku’s questioning of mankind’s relation with energy in the “temporary Photoelectric Digestopians” Lab series, featuring edible solar cells.
His work is often process-based, collaborative and situated in the folds and cracks of formal classifications. Since March 1st, 2016 he develops a deepening entanglement with the Aronia m. (chokeberry) as a Doctoral student (grant) at the Department of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University (Fin). At Aalto University he established a transdisciplinary collaboration with a group of scientists exploring the idea of Aronia+living organisms solar cells in order to generate a “solar panel reproduction” of a W. Turner painting.
Since 2004 Bartaku has been collaborating with various artists, scientists and art collectives like FoAM (BE > member since 2010), Nadine (BE), Okno (BE), Baltan Labs (Hol) Xaquixe (Mex), Serde (Lat). Also he worked with researchers and students in institutes like the Future Textiles/Materials Department of Central St. Martins College (Arts Univ. London); artscience interfaculty of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Hol); Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (apass; BE) and Helsinki International Artists Program (Hiap, Fin). The latter is co-ordinating “Frontiers in Retreat”, an EU-funded program on Arts and Ecology with 8 arts organizations and 30 artists, including Bartaku.
He has extensive experience sharing/performing his work through workshops/-labs and talks. As member of cultural/arts lab FoAM (Brussels) Bartaku helped organizing and guiding various transdisciplinary conferences, symposia, gatherings.
Member of the Finnish Bioart Society since June 2016
Bartaku works have been published in various publications.
Extended Bio / CV on request
Main website: www.bartaku.net
Tumblr: Intuitive posts from the now: bartaku.tumblr.com
Flickr: Selexion of photographic documentation: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phoef
Research compost & Overview of work in public, writings http://libarynth.org/luminous/phoef
For the period 2004-2007 see > http://recuerdas.blogspot.com/
For ideas, comments, collaborations and bookings feel free to send a mail to bvandeput[at]gmail[dot]com
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