is an interdisciplinary and integral programme consisting of artistic research, artistic field work, the production of artworks, and a touring exhibition.
Anything which has a physical and digital or technological aspect at the same time is hybrid matter, like people with smartphones, animals with a geolocation transponder, networked sensors, genetically altered organisms or bottles where a website is printed as part of the label. The hybrid element matters because we are not talking about exceptions but about our everyday life.
The aim of the Hybrid Matters program is to investigate and explore how digital technologies can create new models of communication and form new kinds of connections between the various actors in “hybrid ecology”.
The term “hybrid ecology” refers to the interaction and merger between the digital and the living and physical. Hybrid ecology consists of established actors, such as physical spaces, humans, animals, plants, biological processes, and human introduced actors, including virtual spaces, software, networked robots, enhanced humans, genetically transformed organisms, synthetic biological organisms or human designed processes.
HYBRID MATTERs is a two year Nordic art&science network program which investigates the convergence of the physical and digital world into a hybrid ecology.