Inspired by systems thinking and fused by quest, Bartaku´s work evolves through interventions, installations, residencies, talks and labs, many in collaboration with artists, scientists and other co-creating audiences. Often the work’s direction emerges ‘underway’, with layers that might refer to science, philosophy, consciousness/cognition (humans/plants) and anthropocentrism. He has participated in many international frameworks and worked in many countries (continents) and diverse contexts. Many works can be seen as evolving strands, often with longer term collaborations.
Bartaku (artist name of Bart Vandeput) practices the art of enquiry with main interest in cognitive ecology, consciousness studies, neurobiology, energy and the philosophy of knowing and becoming. His work is often process-based, collaborative and situated in the folds and cracks of formal classifications. Since March 2016 he develops the entanglement with the Aronia m. BaBe appleberry as a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University (Fin). He is participating artist in arts ecology project frontiersinretreat.org and is a member of both cultural lab FoAM (Bru) and the Finnish Bioart Society.