The Urban Habitat Lab is a self-sufficient and sustainable mobile lab for communicating with a living, local environment. With her mobile laboratory, Andres incorporates the green consumer practices of prefab design, conservation, sustainability, and human-powered energy, while providing a format for individuals to interact with the natural habitat of a city. In a modified bicycle-turned-laboratory, the artist roams the neighborhood in order to disseminate overlooked and invisible information within the natural environment.
Kelly Jaclynn Andres is an interdisciplinary artist who applies the apparatus of technology, portability, and location, from bicycles to communication devices, to create situations that combine the absurd with sensory-based experiences. By incorporating banal objects along with electronic media– often as interactions between species such as yeast, bacteria, poultry, plant, and human, Andres deploys simple systems, objects and performances that allow participants to explore and interact with the immediate environment.