Zoöp DataFusion is an installation and on-going research project, which is part of the exhibition Have we met? Humans and non-humans on common ground, organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut for the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition (July 15 – December 11, 2022).

Zoöp DataFusion is created by ArtScience interfaculty students at the University of the Arts The Hague: Philipp Groubnov, Christine Hvidt, Andrzej Konieczny, Alexander Köppel, Leon Lapa Pereira and Vivien Vuong, guided by Rodrigo Delso (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid) and Eric Kluitenberg (ArtScience interfaculty). Cool Mediators Foundation has acted as a facilitator of
this research and exhibition project.

The digital and analogue sensors of Data Fusion Instrument register vibrations, heat traces, sound frequencies, electromagnetic waves, the smell and spread of pollen, the conductive capacity of mycelia growing underground, and the slow changes of humidity in the air.
It has been installed in Het Nieuwe Instituut’s garden since spring 2022, where it reads a space 30 metres wide by 30 metres long and 3 metres tall for eight months.

Data Fusion Instrument registers changes that tend to escape human senses, either because they are too small, too slow, or because they occur in inaccessible areas. The instrument then fuses the different layers of data into a new representation of that volume of biosphere, bringing all the captured changes together in a new form that humans can directly experience.


Project contribution:
Chemical sensor (registering smells), exhibition production, exhibition buildup