Biomodd [NYC4] was a collaboration between an international team of artists and institutions, and was exhibited ReGeneration, a group show of art works that explore the connection of cultural vitality to sustainability, immigration, and urbanization, through the intersection of art, science and technology. This was my third Biomodd collaboration with Angelo Vermeulen. Other collaborators included Marco Castro, Ben Garthus, Jason Gaspar, Katherine Moriwaki, Bruno Kruse, Joohee Park, Taezoo Park, Tamara Sabler, Isabelle Smeets, and Nisma Zaman, and students from Parsons’ MFA Design + Technology program.
Biomodd is a shifting global collective of artists, scientists, thinkers, and makers. Biomodd aims to build art installations that reimagine the relationship between nature and digital technology. Members are currently spread across the USA, Philippines, New Zealand, UK, Slovenia, Belgium, and the Netherlands – countries where Biomodd installations and workshops have been set up. Biomodd seeks to create symbiotic relationships between plant-based ecosystems and computers, and ignites conversations among the community where the collective is operating. Biomodd was initiated by Belgian biologist-turned-artist Angelo Vermeulen during a residency at the Aesthetic Technologies Lab in Athens, Ohio in 2007.