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The Basket


Trauma Response
Duplex AIR, Lisbon
Nov 11 – Dec 03

Group exhibition with Catarina Simão | Filipe Cortez | Juliana Matsumura | Maria Máximo | Marie Antoinette | Theodore Ereira-Guyer | Yota Ayaan

Curated by Judith Hofer

Referring to remote viewing and extra sensory intelligence, The Basket proposes that, in the same way we only understand bits and pieces of non-human consciousness and communication, we are just beginning to grasp the operating principles of our own.

On the floor, underneath a video projection of text and a hanging speaker are specimens of Hericium Erinaceus, denoting parallels in intelligence and sensory communication capacities in human beings and non-human beings, through invisible perception networks. These natural phenomenons can currently only be partially quantified by contemporary physics, under the scope of quantum entanglement.

The Basket tells the story of a fictional protagonist, who came in contact with the topic of telepathy. Rather than evolving technologically towards artificial intelligence, the work feels out other options, such as – that there still might be much to discover within the realms of human intelligence.

AE Interpretation Data


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The use of acoustic emissions (AE) in plant physiological research dates back to the year 1966, when it was discovered that petioles of leaves under drought stress emit audible vibrations. The vibrations were recorded by audio sound transducers. The past couple of years have resulted in rapid developments in microelectronics leading to new advancements in the AE technique applied to plants. High performance acquisition systems are now available that can record and store waveforms from multiple channels at high sample frequencies.

— Adapted from “From hydraulics to acoustics in drought-induced cavitation in plants” by Niels Baerdemaeker, PhD thesis supervised by Kathy Steppe, University of Ghent, 2018.

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