Towardless_x: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy: X-Festival

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme*, Anne Kinnunen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


The exhibition Towardless: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy presents a selection of solar cells and research material that originate from art_craft, art_science and scientific investigations and the questioning of light, energy, bodies, and matter.

was an exhibition edition invited and shown in the X-Festival, Hasselt University (UHasselt), Belgium, 10.-29.10.2021, consisting of:

- Blck Vlvt: The world's first hand-painted solar panel - a glass mosaic with photoactive colorants from Aronia m., based upon a painting by JMW Turner. Made in an art_science co-creation process.
- Blck Vlvt (making detail): micro-observations video documentation.
- Photo prints of archive solar cells: Fourteen experimental dye solar cells and cell components photographed by Anne Kinnunen.
- Gift to the Belgian Prime Minister - Documentation: A documentation assemblage of the Gift Intervention that took place in Design Factory, Aalto University, 2019- temporary PhotoElectric Digestopian testing on human tongue sticking out to a fake Sun on 1 February 2013 in London. Photoprint.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventX–festival: science X art X technology - Hasselt University, campus diepenbeek, Belgium, Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 20 Oct 202129 Oct 2021


  • bioart
  • transdisciplinarity
  • art science
  • undisciplinary art science
  • improvisation science
  • speculative art science
  • open science
  • pataphysics
  • solarpunk
  • serendipity
  • emergence
  • solar cells
  • resource efficiency
  • dye-sensitized solar cell
  • photovoltaics
  • Solar art

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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