‘Technology is a function of desire’

Arne Hendriks

Artist & Researcher

About Arne

Arne Hendriks is an artist, researcher and exhibition maker based in Amsterdam. People sometimes call him a radical ecologist and although he likes the sound of that, he rather likes to say that he deliberately explores the borders of specific cultural values that define our relationship with the planet. He believes we should be more generous towards ourselves in allowing radical new ideas and practices into our relationship with the ecology. Recent projects of Arne Hendriks include The Incredible Shrinking Man – an investigation into the possibility of downsizing the human species to just 50 centimeters tall – and FATBERG, the creation of an island of fat, in collaboration with NNN fellow Mike Thompson.

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Interview: Arne Hendriks, Researcher and “Father” of The Incredible Shrinking Man

The next guest in our interview series is Arne Hendriks, Dutch artist, exhibition maker, researcher and historian. He teaches at the Next Nature Lab of the Technical University in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Hendriks’s activity explores the positive transformative power of creative impulses and the importance of fundamental free scientific research.

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Arne at the Next Nature Power Show


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