Bartaku is the artist name under which Bart Vandeput (b. 1970) operates since 1998. As researching artist with a background in Social Sciences and drumming he has a transdisciplinary and often collaborative practice consisting of installations, interventions, open labs, writings and talks. A first node explored the essence and aesthetics of fibers and threads, inspired by pre-Colombian knowledge systems. Since 2009 he investigates the relation between light, plant, human/non-human body and electrical energy with most acclaimed a critical lab series featuring edible solar cells (temp. Photoelectric Digestopians). The Aronia melanocarpa berry is a proficient light converting agency that is increasingly entangling with Bartaku’s work and recently fused new art/science investigations involving the morphing of Aronia’s name, shape and metabolistics, and its expression through (morphing) humans.