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James Bridle

Artist James Bridle wants to build a computer, made of - and in collaboration with - plants and critters. With SERVER FARM, they aim to explore the full possibility of information technology in fields, orchards, and gardens, in ways that don’t damage the planet. The project is a proposal for a real farm, which acquires, stores, processes, displays and shares data, whilst at the same time restoring the biosphere and relations between humans and nature. With TEST PLOT 001, Bridle creates a prototype for one field of this future farm. Working with researchers in Greece and France, Bridle is exploring the cultivation of ‘hyperaccumulators’: plants which grow in metal-rich soils and can be harvested to recover nickel, cadmium, and other materials. While these soils are usually toxic to plants, the ones found here have evolved unique abilities to survive and thrive in their particular locations.

Part of the exhibition is a 25 minute audio work: 'Greek Endemics: An Interview with Maria Konstantinou'.

James Bridle

Writer and artist James Bridle (UK) has a long-standing interest in technology, art and ecology. They are the author of, amongst others, ‘Ways of Being: Beyond Human Intelligence’ (2022). Bridle has written and presented documentary series on art and technology for BBC Radio.


  • 7 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 8 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 9 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00
  • 10 Apr
    12:00 – 20:00

How to get there?

Heuvel - room 211
Heuvel Galerie 133