Articles by: Alice Smits

Alice Smits is the initiator and artistic director of Zone2Source, a platform for art, nature and technology at the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. International artists are invited for regular exhibitions, talks, workshops and excursions where which new imaginations on nature-culture relations are developed at the park’s pavilion and outdoor spaces. With Zone2Source, she also organizes longer term transdisciplinairy collaborative research programmes, such as Machine Wilderness (together with FoAM), with a series of artist residencies at Artis Zoo. She is currently a researcher at the Instititute for Art and Public Space at the Rietveld Academy, on contemporary land art practices and theories of the Anthropocene, as well as a researcher for the Smart Hybrid Forms project, supported by an NWO Smart Culture Grant. She writes regularly as a freelance art critic for art magazines such as Metropolis M. She is also a guitarist in the free improvisation band Oorbeek.

Othering Time

Othering Time

In her article “Othering Time: Strategies of Attunement to Non-Human Temporalities”, Alice Smits delves into artistic practices that tune into deep time and non-human time zones. Starting from the view point that our current ecological crisis is in need of developing an ethics of care towards generations far into the future and life forms extremely different to ours, she discusses art and aesthetic knowledge as particularly well suited for experimentation with new stories and sensibilities about our place in time.