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HeHe
O.R.S. (Orbital River Station) is a large-scale floating sculpture. Its form and colour resemble an oversized life ring used to rescue people in the water.
HeHe

HeHe, Helen Evans (UK, 1972) and Heiko Hansen (Germany, 1970), are an artist duo based in Paris. With humour, their work questions the ever present energy needs of contemporary life, visualising social, industrial and ecological paradoxes that result from today's technological landscapes. The repertoire of HeHe comprises worst case technological accidents: confronting and exposing the hidden dimensions and implications of such ecological threats.

HeHe is represented by the gallery Aeroplastics Contemporary in Bruxelles.

O.R.S. (Orbital River Station)

O.R.S. (Orbital River Station) is a large scale floating sculpture. It form and colour resembles an oversized life ring used to rescue people in water.

O.R.S. is an « observatorium » a vehicle for collecting and analysing environmental information. Observations about the water are made directly in the river itself. O.R.S. collects data about velocity of the river current, monitors water quality and identifies pollutants with analog and digital devices. The data could then be transformed into a soundscape playing in the interior of the vehicle. Different experiments about water quality are planned: i.e. using the center of the ring to grow plants that filter and clean the river water or using evapouration techniques to extract drinking water from the river, etc.

O.R.S. is a continuation of HeHe’s artistic projects that engage with environmental systems. It brings together two research interest of HeHe: their work on the representation of pollution and their series of environmental vehicle performances. O.R.S. is both an environmental vehicle and an artistic performance space to sense and experience the ecological dynamics of rivers.

NANO2WATER

The NANO2WATER explores a portfolio of technologies which includes biosensing devices and novel tailored nanomaterials for selective recognition and capture of water contaminants. The main outcome of this project is the integration of such technologies with electronics and network connectivity in an embedded device allowing water quality real time monitoring. Thus, creating a solution under the IoT paradigm. Being part of the NANO2WATER project team, the artist will have access to all project technologies and know how, including prototypes and validation reports, image banks, data sets and a variability of sounds produced by a complete set of high performance equipment.

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O.R.S. (Orbital River Station)
HeHe
O.R.S. (Orbital River Station) is a large-scale floating sculpture. Its form and colour resemble an oversized life ring used to rescue people in the water.
The artwork

O.R.S. (Orbital River Station) is a large scale floating sculpture. It form and colour resembles an oversized life ring used to rescue people in water.

O.R.S. is an « observatorium » a vehicle for collecting and analysing environmental information. Observations about the water are made directly in the river itself. O.R.S. collects data about velocity of the river current, monitors water quality and identifies pollutants with analog and digital devices. The data could then be transformed into a soundscape playing in the interior of the vehicle. Different experiments about water quality are planned: i.e. using the center of the ring to grow plants that filter and clean the river water or using evapouration techniques to extract drinking water from the river, etc.

O.R.S. is a continuation of HeHe’s artistic projects that engage with environmental systems. It brings together two research interest of HeHe: their work on the representation of pollution and their series of environmental vehicle performances. O.R.S. is both an environmental vehicle and an artistic performance space to sense and experience the ecological dynamics of rivers.

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About the artist
HeHe

HeHe, Helen Evans (UK, 1972) and Heiko Hansen (Germany, 1970), are an artist duo based in Paris. With humour, their work questions the ever present energy needs of contemporary life, visualising social, industrial and ecological paradoxes that result from today's technological landscapes. The repertoire of HeHe comprises worst case technological accidents: confronting and exposing the hidden dimensions and implications of such ecological threats.

HeHe is represented by the gallery Aeroplastics Contemporary in Bruxelles.

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O.R.S. (Orbital River Station)

O.R.S. (Orbital River Station) is a large-scale floating sculpture. Its form and colour resemble an oversized life ring used to rescue people in the water.

About the residency

The NANO2WATER explores a portfolio of technologies which includes biosensing devices and novel tailored nanomaterials for selective recognition and capture of water contaminants. The main outcome of this project is the integration of such technologies with electronics and network connectivity in an embedded device allowing water quality real time monitoring. Thus, creating a solution under the IoT paradigm. Being part of the NANO2WATER project team, the artist will have access to all project technologies and know how, including prototypes and validation reports, image banks, data sets and a variability of sounds produced by a complete set of high performance equipment.