Habets’ practice revolves around making place-based art installations and staging material performances. He operates on the crossroads of visual arts, landscape architecture and humanities. Over the last fifteen years Habets has been making a series of large-scale site-specific artworks as a core-member of RAAAF (Still Life, Deltawork //, Hidden Worlds, Intensive Care a.o.). Following Habets’ background in physics and landscape architecture his work is grounded in collaboration, as an artist he believes in the deepening of meaning and the exploration of unforeseen possibilities through collaborative efforts, to disrupt the ambiguities that we live with in our lives. Habets’ work concerns the mental and physical pollution through staging fragile, temporary art installations that slowly degrade, dissolve, or wash away over time. He has founded and is active in several art/science collectives to explore wide ranging topics from lichen (WAAE) to the zoo (ZOOOF), to resource depletion (LiCo), working closely with architects, lichenologists, anthropologists, and political scientists.

Recent work involves collaborative art installations, performances and drawings together with artists Sybille Neumeyer (Berlin), performer Antonio Ianiello (Rome), RAAAF (at Cappadox in Turkey), and at the Jan van Eyck (Maastricht), he stages fragile, temporary installations that slowly degrade, dissolve, or wash away over time. His work has honoured him with invitations to the HKW in Berlin and Art/Science program at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), a fellowship at van Eyck Academy and as PhD candidate in arts and philosophy at the AMC department of psychiatry with the project landscapes of stress.

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