Dr. Koert van Mensvoort is an artist and philosopher best known for his work on the philosophical concept of Next Nature, which revolves around the idea that our technological environment has become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that it is best perceived as a nature of its own.
Floris Kaayk is a Dutch digital artist. First known to a wider audience with his fictional ‘semidocumentaries’ The Order Electrus and Metalosis Maligna, he has won several awards since for his movies and various experiments. In 2012, with the project Rayfish Footwear, a fictitious company and web shop, he invited people to ‘grow’ their own personalised sneakers using genetically modified stingray leather.
Since they met, when Floris was invited to show his graduation movie at Next Nature’s first event, the two partners in crime have worked together on various ordinary projects.
Technology is our Next Nature
Koert van Mensvoort and Floris Kaayk have both worked together and by invitation of Klik Festival they will create a programme around their most recent projects. They will look into the technological developments that have made it more and more difficult to assert what is “natural” and what is “real”.