terra0 is an art collective exploring the creation of hybrid ecosystems in the technosphere. Founded in 2015, terra0 refers to both the work of art and the group of artists. The group’s first work, the terra0 whitepaper (2016) based on research in areas of DLT technology, ecology, and economics, proposes technologically-augmented ecosystems that are able to act as agents in their own right. terra0’s artistic practice in recent years has focused on conducting experiments that take up, evaluate, and critically reflect on inherent claims of the first white paper.
Their video takes as its starting point the original idea and concepts of new, yet unreleased projects of terra0 and is set in an indeterminate future. It depicts the moment when a developer, who has spent their life working on the development of technologically enhanced and self-owning ecosystems, travels to the physical location of the first terra0 forest. It resembles an ordinary video livestream, like you might watch on Instagram or facebook, directed at an undefined audience. The visual world consists of trees that were created by biological growth algorithms and are therefore unique – they will appear again in upcoming projects of terra0 and thus ‘live on’ beyond this video.
terra0 has exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Ars Electronica, Linz, Biennale de Lyon, Drugo More, Rijeka, Furtherfield Gallery, London, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, transmediale, Berlin and Vienna Biennale, among others.
terra0: morphology panel 03, 2020
Archival inkjet print on acid-free paper, UV white print on glass, powder-coated and CNC milled aluminum frame, 100 x 129 x 4,2 cm
terra0: workwear jacket (Switzerland), 2022
Embroidered industrial work jackets powder-coated aluminum hanger, dimensions variable
193824673_14795938408.mp4 (untitled), 2021
Full HD (1920 × 1200) Video, Farbe, 5:28 min