Charlotte Eifler & Thomas Mader (DE/NL)
In the future of "Plant Estate", bio-engineering has created unlimited memory for all information.
The cloud has been replaced by data storage in plant tissue. Plants have become an integral part of information exchange. The use of this new system has fundamentally changed the accessibility, transmission and securing of knowledge.
Some voice over extracts:
"Today we decided on 'Hello World' as the sequence. 00>A 10>C 01>11>T"
"P. needs some datasets which can only be found in Japan’s pagoda trees, but they don't grow where he lives."
"Accessing ground plant information is considered suspicious."
Charlotte Eifler & Thomas Mader
Charlotte Eifler is a video artist, based in Leipzig/Berlin. She studied EXPANDED CINEMA with Clemens von Wedemeyer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. Her work deals with feminist and postcolonial critique of representation and often embeds Science Fiction elements. Selected exhibitions and screenings at: Folkwang Museum Essen, DNA Galerie Berlin, Grassi Museum Leipzig, GfzK Leipzig, Dokfest Kassel, FFT Düsseldorf, Literaturmuseum Tblisi, Etashi St. Petersburg, Siggraph Congress Los Angeles. Thomas Mader is a multimedia artist and studied with Thomas Zipp at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In his works, he deals with questions of nationhood and national identity. Selected exhibitions have been held at: GFZK/Leipzig, Instituto Tomie Ohtake/São Paulo, SAVAC/Toronto, NGBK/Berlin, Bus Projects/Melbourne. Thomas Mader lives and works in Berlin. He employs different medias to research questions of national identity, communication and storytelling. Selected group exhibitions and online contributions include: NGBK, Berlin/Germany; SAVAC, Toronto/Canada; Bus Projects, Melbourne/Australia; The Kitchen, NY/USA and Bomb Magazine, NY/USA.