Bottom Crawlers (coming up)
Set in Stone ‘21 (ongoing)
Melting Metal ‘20

Ichor ‘20
Fluorescent Signals ‘15-‘21
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The Mushroom Club ‘17

Research Archive 

MSA ‘18


  •     The work of Lisa van Casand (NL, 1990) deals with the ways in which us humans are connected, similar or inferior to other forms of (non)life in research based, scientific-poetic, mixed media installations.
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ICH / 2020
About Earth Perfume
↪︎ Petrichor scented earth

Capturing a collective memory of our planet to bring to the moon.

ICH / 2020
About Ichor

           After rainfall, an earthy smell known as petrichor permeates the air. The smell comes from a yellowish oil trapped in the rocks and soil. As rain soaks the dry earth, botanical molecules are freed, volatile essential oils rise to the surface and are carried by the wind across the ground.
This earth perfume is created by a symphony of bacteria, chemical compounds and natural phenomena. These elements, responsible for the odor, exist on every continent and our human noses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to this particular smell.
The name ‘petrichor’ is a combination of petra (earth) and ichor. According to Greek mythology, ichor is the golden liquid that flows through the veins of gods and makes them immortal.
The perfume, locked in a stone, will be sent to the moon on a moonlander in 2025. It is an attempt to make earth immortal by capturing its memory and sending it to another planet. The scent will transport you back to earth in a second, however, it can be snapped open only once. 

↪︎ Art Rotterdam, Prospects 2021, Petrichor scented earth

ICH / 2020
From Moon Gallery

        Moon Gallery will launch 100 artefacts to the Moon within the compact format of 10 x 10 x 1cm plate on a lunar lander exterior panelling as early as 2023. In this Petri-dish-like gallery, we are developing a culture for future interplanetary society. What are the ideas we want to promote into the future? What are the ideas we want to leave behind?
We suggest bringing this collection of ideas as the seeds of a new culture. We believe that culture makes a distinction between mere survival and life. Moon Gallery is a symbolic gesture that has a real influence – a way to reboot culture, rethink our values for better living on Earth planet.
We hope to bring the best of humanity to the Moon and to bring the benefits of the Moon to all people on Earth through a sustainable exploration process. Our initiatives connect Art, Moon, Mars and beyond. This includes the organisation of meetings, workshops, art-science-space classes and projects at various universities, sessions at international conferences, art exhibitions, musical and visual performances.