HYBRID_MATTERs 2015–2016


HYBRID MATTERs is a Nordic art&science network program which investigates hybrid ecologies, the convergence of our environment with technology and essentially the intentional and unintentional transformation of our planet through human activity.

In a hybrid ecology biological actors like humans, animals and plants share a life-world with machines, networks and increasingly also genetically altered organisms and other post-natural actors. A hybrid ecology is a thought vehicle which enables us to expand our concept of the environment, to re-evaluate our idea of an external nature and to rethink our relationship to the world. As we humans drive this process of hybridization we are part of the biological and technological. HYBRID MATTERs asks how we can address both ends and develop respectful and mutually beneficial forms of co-existence.

The HYBRID MATTERs program is lead by the Bioartsociety/FI together with IT-University of Copenhagen/DK, Malmö University/SE, Kunsthall Grenland/NO, Nikolaj Kunsthal/DK and Forum Box/FI.

HYBRID MATTERs was selected by the Nordic Culture Fund as Nordic Cultural Event of the Year 2015-16.

Press images and material can be found here.