Open call: Deadline June 30.
Meta.Morf 2022 • Ecophilia

Trondheim international biennale for art and technology,
April 1 – July 31, 2022.

We are seeking suggestions for the Ecophilia conference, exhibition and concert program.
The exhibition opens May 19, 2022, the conference and concerts are taking place on May 21-22, 2022.

Ecophilia can be defined as our deep desire to connect with nature. But what is nature? And what is ecophilia in the age of the Anthropocene? When borders between nature, human and technology have become blurred, even obsolete?

How is ecophilia manifested today? Fighting climate change? Giving legal rights to non-humans? Advocating the devolution of the human species – for the better of the planet? Or should a true ecophile love and care for a nature transformed with all its strange new habitants? What about saving plastic Christmas trees, protecting artificial landscapes and putting genetically modified organisms in the list of protected species?

How do the many varieties of ecophilia affect nature? And what happens when our relationship with nature turns into an ecosexual fetish? Can one be too much of an ecophile? Do we even need to be in nature to be ecophiles? Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to solve all the environmental crises just by running numbers. Now technoecophile’s love for nature can be amplified through screens, apps and endless gadgets.

Meta.Morf 2022 – The seventh Trondheim international biennale for art and technology – manifests a critical take on mankind’s relationship to nature. The biennale will, through conferences, exhibitions and performances, critically question what it truly means to be an ecophile in the age of the Anthropocene?

The program for the Ecophilia conference, exhibition and concerts is composed both by artists and speakers selected through open calls, as well as directly invited by the biennale organizers. 

Main curators:
Zane Cerpina, Project manager, TEKS
Espen Gangvik, Director, TEKS

Meta.Morf 2022 advisory board:
Erich Berger, Director of the Bioart Society, FI
Michel van Dartel, Director of V2_, Research Professor at CARADT, NL
Jurij Krpan, Artistic Director of Kapelica Gallery, Kersnikova Institute, SL
Ursula Münster, Associate Professor and Director, Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, UiO, NO
Hege Tapio, NOBA (Norwegian BioArt Arena), FeLT Futures of Living Technologies, OsloMet), NO

You may apply in all categories with as many projects as you like.

Conference
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021 @ 12am CEST
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: August 30, 2021

We are seeking presentations that can take place during the “Ecophilia” two day conference on May 20 and 21, 2022. Meta.Morf covers a participation fee, as well as travel and accommodation expenses during the conference.

Submit your suggestion here: https://forms.gle/2n5ME8EPyDq5UnJU6
Questions can be directed to Zane Cerpina: zane@teks.no

Exhibition
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021 @ 12am CEST
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: August 30, 2021

We are seeking artworks and projects to be exhibited at the “Ecophilia” group exhibition taking place from May 19 – July 31, 2022. Artworks need to be shipped to Trondheim by mid April 2022 and will be returned by late August. Meta.Morf covers fee, freight, travel and accommodation expenses during the setup of the work/installation.

Submit your suggestion here: https://forms.gle/5UadGPhYWNDPpGBw9
Questions can be directed to Espen Gangvik: espen@teks.no

Concerts / Performances
DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021 @ 12am CEST
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: August 30, 2021

We are seeking contributions for performances to take place during the Meta.Morf biennale 2022 on May 19, 20 and 21, 2022. Meta.Morf covers a participation fee, as well as travel and accommodation expenses.

Submit your suggestion here: https://forms.gle/4xcdPtzoR2PwrNkLA
Questions can be directed to Espen Gangvik: espen@teks.no