Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子 | Event Report – Photosynthegraph at Ars Electronica
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Ars Electronica

Event Report – Photosynthegraph at Ars Electronica

ARS ELECTRONICA
Festival for Art, Technology, and Society
–    RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time –
Linz, 8 – 12 September 2016

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子
Photosynthegraph by Yoko Shimizu combines photosynthesis and photography to print graphic images on plants.

Yoko Shimizu Ars Electronica

In the Photosynthegraph installation, a botanical lab is installed in the exhibition space. Films are attached to plant leaves, allowing chloroplasts to create starch based on the graphic patterns. The leaves are then chemically treated to visualize the graphics created by the chloroplasts. The entire development process is demonstrated in the artist performance.

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

Photosynthesis is one of the most important chemical reactions in the history of our planet. It is the source of oxygen and energy, and the foundation of our food chain. Humans have utilized photosynthesis for food and industrial activities. Now we are taking one step further to expand the possibility to art and design.

Yoko Shimizu Ars Electronica

The images created by the natural process are delicate and beautiful, showing us that there are still infinite possibilities for technological advance and artistic expression on this planet.

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring printed on a leaf with photosynthesis.

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

Ingres’ Girl Grande Odalisque printed on a leaf with photosynthesis.

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

My Brooklyn studio – NY cupcakes

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

My Brooklyn studio – NY coffee

Yoko Shimizu 清水陽子

毎年オーストリアのリンツで開催される世界最大のメディアアートの祭典「アルスエレクトロニカ」で、清水陽子による「フォトシンセグラフ(光合成印刷)」の最新シリースが発表されました。展示会場である POSTCITY 内にバイオラボを設置し、光合成反応を使って葉にグラフフィック印刷を行うパフォーマンスを実施しました。生命活動によって作られるプリントは儚く神秘的で、地球上にはまだ新しい表現の可能性が無限に存在することに気づかされます。

Yoko Shimizu Ars Electronica

Photosynthegraph
THU September 8, 2016 – MON September 12, 2016, 10AM – 7:30 PM
First Floor/STARTS LABS POSTCITY
http://www.aec.at/radicalatoms/en/photosynthegraph/

Ars Electronica
http://www.aec.at

Details of Photosynthegraph on the artist website
http://yokoshimizu.com/portfolio_page/photosyhthegraph/