Join us Monday December 4th, between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, at the Speculative Life Biolab for the Pico Power and Energy Transition Residency Open Lab. Since November 20th, interdisciplinary Amsterdam-based artist Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) works in collaboration with Alice Jarry, Bart Simon, and students to develop biomaterials, composites, and technologies for alternative energy futures. Come say hello, and attend demos of photobiovoltaic cells (algae and berries), crystal or graphene batteries, and conductive bioplastic in action.
TeZ (aka Maurizio Martinucci) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and independent researcher, living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Guest teacher at ArtScience Interfaculty in Den Haag, Minerva Academy in Groningen, Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, TeZ is regularly showing his work and giving lectures at both academic and artistic contexts. His installations and performances have been featured at major venues and festivals worldwide including Ars Electronica Linz, BIAN Montreal, Gropius Bau Berlin, Chronus Art Center Shanghai among many others. He’s been running the ‘Optofonica’ Lab for Synesthetic ArtScience in Amsterdam since 2006.
TeZ explores the boundaries between human perception and all physical phenomena associated to vibrations. He crafts custom generative software and instruments for sound and light propagation, as well as specific architectural structures where subtle oscillations can reach the body and stimulate meditative and immersive experiences. TeZ is also active member of HACKTERIA International Society involved in BioArt, Open Hardware and DIY Lab Equipment. His latest work in collaboration with Sofian Audry from Hexagram/Concordia (Montreal) explores the relationship between living microorganisms and Artificial Intelligence systems. With his SOLARPUNK LAB project/platform TeZ is promoting the practical philosophy of Solarpunk to explore and experiment methods that enable citizens to autonomy, resistance and resilience. TeZ’s holistic paradigm aims at encompassing many of the disciplines related to art and science, together with technology, ecology and mindfulness.