Compiled Landscapes

On art and technology in relation to 21st century landscapes

New visions emerge where humans, nature and technology meet. Following the tradition of 19th century romanticism and landscape painting, we go in search of the sublime and hidden transformations of 21st century landscapes. Coded Matter(s) #13: Compiled Landscapes presents extraordinary stories and shirt films by artists, scientists, and designers. Using innovative technologies such as Virtual Reality, LIDAR scanning techniques, and experimental data visualisations, these visions show new ways how we can experience our environment.

Compiled Landscapes deals with the interaction between landscape and technology, and how this leads to new forms of experience and knowledge about our surroundings. The datafication of everything results in innovative ways to analyse and understand the world around us. Visualisation, sonification, and 3D engines enable us to track and comprehend invisible communication networks and operating systems. Scanning techniques make the invisible visible.

At the same time, these technologies also influence how our landscape is shaped. Technological development leaves a footprint on our earth—think of how mining for metals and toxic waste dumping in third world countries poisons the soil and the bodies of laborers. Together all these elements form important starting points for artists and designers to create stories. By making sublime elements experiential, they show how physical and invisible forces shape our landscapes

The programme consists of presentations and short screenings.

Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and Mondriaan Fund NL.

Ticket Info

  • Date:24 March 2016
  • Location:
    De Brakke Grond
  • City:Amsterdam
  • Time:20:00 - 23:00
  • Doors:19:30
  • Price:Door €16 / Pre-sale €14 / CJP/Student €12 / We Are Public: Free
  • Get your tickets here

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Programme: Talks / Performances


Catalogtree [NL]


What are the self-evident, but sometimes hidden forces that shape our modern day landscapes? We often cannot see the layers …

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Julius Horsthuis [NL]

Screening & VR Installation

Julius Horsthuis creates sublime and endless fractal worlds. Any human visitor must feel overwhelmed with the sheer scale and alienating …

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Photo by Sara Bjarland

Michelle Kasprzak [CA]


Michelle Kasprzak is the resident moderator of FIBER’s Coded Matter(s) event series. With her witty and insightful style of moderating, she has the remarkable skill to make complex issues accessible to a broad audience.


Sources, Code & Knowledge

The Earth (for the Posthuman Glossary)


Jussi Parikka is a writer, media theorist and professor in technological culture & aesthetics …


The History of Fractal Art


Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and …


Fractal Tutorials


By Julius Horsthuis




Open Source Fractal Software


Gravitational Waves & Exoplanets


Composer Arthur Jeffes and creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast have been working with two astrophysicists …


In the Eyes of the Animal


Marshmellow Laser Feast (MLF) virtualise a forest through the eyes of its creatures



Mondriaan Fund

The public cultural funding organization focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage.


Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond

The Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ offers the most significant developments, contemporary art …


The Creators Project

The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, arts …


Creative Industries Fund NL

The Creative Industries Fund NL began operating on 1 January 2013. It operates within …