Bottom Crawlers (coming up)
Set in Stone ‘21
Fluorescent Signals ‘15-’21 
Pond Ecology ‘21
Ichor 20-’21
Beyond Red ‘19-’21
The Mushroom Club ‘17
Melting Metal ‘16

Research Archive 

MSA ‘18


  • The work of Lisa van Casand (NL, 1990) deals with the ways in which us humans are connected to, similar as or inferior to other forms of (non)life in essayistic, mixed media installations.[...] Supported by Mondriaan Fund, Matter and Galerie Heden. Image Editor at De Correspondent.
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  • Upcoming: The Virtual Art Book Fair, Tokyo / Prospects 2021, Art Rotterdam / Art The hague. 
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Bottom Crawlers

BC / 2020
From One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep

↪ N 29.3692 W 136.9411 S 3.9166 E 151.7313 (Gebco data, 2021) 

BC / 2020
From One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep

            The bottom of the ocean is a jagged and dynamic landscape with as much variation as any place onshore. Mountains surge from underwater plains, canyons slice miles deep, hot springs billow through fissures in rock, and streams of heavy brine ooze down hillsides, pooling into undersea lakes. Most of what we know about its topography has been gathered by sonar. One of the deepest places on Earth, The Mariana Trench has only been reached by three crewed expeditions so far.

Mining companies wat access to the seabed beneath international waters, because they contain more valuable minerals than all the continents combined. Although we know little about the ecology, in 2020 the search for rare earth minerals we will start mining and sweeping down. Unaware of what consequeses this might have; of what ecology we will destroy.

We’re about to make one of the biggest transformations that humans have ever made to the surface of the planet. We’re going to strip-mine a massive habitat, and once it’s gone, it isn’t coming back.”
These 3D renders are made from sonar data collected of the bottom of the ocean. How we are about to appropriating the landscape, 

BC / 2020
From One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep

           “If the creatures of the deep could study us as we study them, they would probably think our waterless habitat is impoverished, barely capable of sustaining life. Exposed to extremes of lights and temperature, we are mere bottom crawlers, gravity's prisoners, condemned to live on two dimensions of the floor of our atmospheric sea.”