Thinker Maker Space is pleased to present Interstellar Fungi an artist talk by resident artists Valerian Blos & Gosia Lehmann.
In a modern computer-aided workshop environment, there is little space for wilderness and randomness: each machine is a hyper-precise, controlled tool, resulting in every crafted object a near perfect representation of its digital counterpart. During their residency at CYENS the Berlin based artist-designer duo, Gosia Lehmann and Valerian Blos, experimented with the tensions between controlled and unpredictable processes by combining digital machinery with organisms such as yeast and mycelium. In a format of artist talk they will present their work in progress and rise up questions about non-human intelligence, alienness and the human illusion of being in charge.
GOSIA LEHMANN & VALERIAN BLOS
Gosia Lehmann (b. 1992, Posnan, Poland) & Valerian Blos (b. 1990, Frankfurt/Main, Germany) are artists-designers duo based in Berlin, who are working together since 2016.
Their research-based practice exists on the cross-section of arts, technology and science. They engage audience by creating interactions, through thoughtfully designed experiments and participatory installations.
The duo’s practice combines digital and traditional crafts with explorations of unusual materials. Their works often function as a trigger for dialogue and critical reflection, regarding human relation to other species and boundaries between living or non-living matter. Gosia and Valerian are teaching at University of Arts in Berlin and exhibited together among others at Tama Art University Tokyo, ‘Good Design Week’ Design Lounge Tokyo, Futurium, Berlin, Natural History Museum, Berlin and Bundesgartenschau (Federal-Garden-Biennial) Weimar. In 2019 they co-founded artist collective Lagoon Parliament and in 2021 they founded project space/artist studios Solaris.