Magic Queen [from the series Artificial Ecologies] - 2021

Biennale Architettura 2021

La Biennale di Venezia
MAEID [Büro für Architektur & Transmediale Kunst] Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme

Magic Queen represents a hybrid environment that incorporates and fuses biological systems with organic materials and machines, creating an ecosystem of empathy and co-existence.  The project explores the deeper meaning of the relationship between nature, technology and living systems favoring the creation of an ecology of non-human subjects. In this scenario, Magic Queen is conceived as built habitat that has the potential to restore and nurture itself, redefining the role of living systems within architecture. 
The space is a performative soil-3d printed robotic garden that uses sensors, responsive technologies, and machine learning to create continuous feedback between sensing, virtualizing, and induced change. The inhabitable space of Magic Queen combines visual, auditory, olfactory, and haptic features to capture the sensual experience of this new mediated form of nature, which evolves around and within different media and forms of representation. Nothing in Magic Queen could exist without the presence of the other, underlining the nature of interconnectivity in biological entities. The fungal flora and the soil structure depend on the robot to mother them, at the same time; the robot relies on their existence to move. The ambient sound is generated through the interconnectivity and performativity of all elements, accompanied by a visual interface uncovering the otherwise invisible stream of impact and growth.
Magic Queen [from the series Artificial Ecologies] — 2021, Credit Zita Oberwalder
Magic Queen [from the series Artificial Ecologies] — 2021, Credit Zita Oberwalder


22. May 2021 - 21. November 2021
La Biennale di Venezia, Sede espositiva Giardini e Arsenale, Sede Istituzionale Ca' Giustinian San Marco n. 1364/A ITALIA