Transnatural presents the Robotanica exhibition accompanied by a showcase of the Label during the Dutch Design Week 2017. The label launches new designs by Aad Kruiswijk, Martijn Rigters & Fabio Hendry.


The arrival of robotics within the natural environment marks a shift in time. The Robotanica exhibition series explore a new wilderness of technological species with artists, designers and scientists. It shows how robotics already plays a role or will manifest itself within our changing ecology. Are we facing a new evolution?

Robotanica opens on Friday 15 September in the exhibition space of Transnatural Art & Design in Amsterdam, than travels to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week in October, and ends with an outdoor exhibition in the garden of Tolhuistuin Amsterdam which includes a lecture & performance program at the EYE film museum in May 2018. The Robotanica exhibition in the Tolhuistuin will show a unique setting of living robotic creatures in the outdoor park.

Projects and Participants:
Cloud Machine / Karolina Sobecka (PL), Woodpecker / Rihards Vitols (LV), Human Sensor / Kasia Molga (UK), Tumbleweed Robots / Shlomi Mir (IL), The Weather War / Bigert & Bergström (SE), DelFly Explorer / TU Delft (NL), ReEarth / Interactive Architecture Lab (UK), Second Livestock / Austin Stewart (US), Vessels / Sofian Audry, Stephen Kelly & Samuel st-Aubin (CA), Insect Biobots / North Carolina State University (US)


Vestdijk 25-27
5611CA Eindhoven

Map No. 81

Central Area

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


Curator: Arjen Bangma & Joannette van der Veer
Exhibition design: Transnatural Art & Design
Graphic: Rowan McCuskey
Texts: Arjen Bangma & Joannette van der Veer
Sponsors: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds21, VSB Fonds, Transnatural Label

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Transnatural offers an ongoing cultural program and represents an Art & Design Label.

Transnatural focuses on technology that can support the natural world and ecological wealth. All cultural activities and the label collection are related to an envisioned world where man, nature and technology merge.

The Art & Design collection and its artists are represented in the Label. More info:

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