the overview effect




Rue Ravensteinstraat 23

1000 Brussels

For the exhibition ‘TENDENCIES’, curator Raphaël Stevens selected six Belgian artists, including the Space Farming Project of the international collective SEAD (Angelo Vermeulen) developed in collaboration with Gluon. The ‘Space Farming’ project looks ahead to the future of mankind in an interstellar context. In collaboration with a team of experts associated with Howest, Angelo Vermeulen developed some experiments and prototypes that further investigate the cultivation of plants in space.

The TENDENCIES exhibition focuses on works that question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them. For this fourth edition, it looks at our relationship with possible futures, be they dystopian or utopian. Sound and visual installations by six artists are brought together to provoke an overview effect, like that experienced by certain astronauts when they observe Earth from space and realise how fragile life is.

Will artificial intelligence help all human beings to live together on Earth intelligently or, on the contrary, will it reveal our own limitations and those of our development strategy? TENDENCIES tries to find an answer…

opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm Thursday, 10 am - 9 pm Closed on Monday

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