P H O T O S Y N T H E S I S
PHOTOSYNTHESIS - Shedding new light on plants
Photosynthesis is an art exhibition for botanic gardens.
The first venue was the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam with a summer exhibition in the Palm Greenhouse of three and a half months in 2013 was curated by Robin Noorda. The exhibition attracted over 100.000 visitors.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburg was in 2015 the most extensive venue to have had this traveling exhibition. This over three months exhibition was co-curated by Tropism co-founder Alfred Marseille. The exhibition attracted over 200.000 visitors.
The Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer (NL), had between 2018 and 2023 a special wing called Tropism Lab and showed fresh selections of the extensive and growing Photosynthesis collection.
The world of plants as we have never seen it before. That is the essence of this exhibition.
Artists belonging to art movement Tropism have been photographing the world of plants, using unusual, often scientific, visualisation techniques. The use of infrared, x-ray, pinhole and electron microscopy give the images a surrealistic and magical touch.
The results are unique artistic visualisations that offer a surprising and spectacularly different view of plants.
The exhibition includes seventeen series or perceptions, some movies and installations, each realised in a special visualisation technique. Each series has a Latin name that typefaces the perception. The series 'Trans Planta' shows the plant world in x-ray and 'Camera Obscura' uses 'pinhole'technique, etc. Some of the different perceptions are:
Micro cryo colour
Micro ars ravus
Ultra vanity (new)
Inquirers about the traveling exhibition: info(at)tropisme.nl
Photosynthesis on Facebook.
The 'Photosynthesis Art Exhibition' catalogue app. For those who went and those who couldn't come. Only € 2,99. For OSX click here, for Android click here. The catalogue app contains larger collection than the printed catalogue. A stunning 150+ works of art and all the 10 movies including the award winning Red-end animation are incorporated.
Below a small selection of the 200 works of the Photosynthesis exhibition by the Tropists:
Robin Noorda (starting at row 1, X-ray and Infra Red),
Margot van de Stolpe (row 4 #5, row 5 and row 16, photography, compositing and photo-grammes),
Bethany de Forest (row 6, pinhole),
Arie van 't riet (row 7, X-ray),
Alfred Marseille (row 8 and row 11 compositing),
Els van de Monde (row 9 #4 direct slide prints),
Frans Holthuysen (row 12 electron microscopy)
Robin Noorda (row 12 #3, 4 moulded slides, Kirlian, hyperbolic panorama's)
Adriaan van Aelst (row 15, electron microscopy),
Margot van de Stolpe & Robin Noorda (row 17, UVIVF photography)
Margot van de Stolpe (row 18, 19 photograms)
There is a 'Photosynthesis Art Exhibition' catalogue app. For those who visited and those who couldn't come.
Only € 2,99. For OSX click here, for Android click here
The catalogue app contains a much larger collection as the exhibition itself or the printed catalogue. A stunning 150+ works of art and all the 10 movies including the award winning Red-end animation! are incorporated.