Tagged as: bioart
Adam Zaretsky: Transgenic Ecology, An Oxymoron?
By Adam Zaretsky Adam Zaretsky is an American Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Makery invites him for a summer series of speculative texts based on his own artistic practice and the ethical and philosophical questions he raises regarding contemporary biological research. As a follow-up to the Open Source Body symposium and festival organised by the Makery medialab this May at the Cité Internati...
EvoStar is organised by SPECIES, the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. This non-profit academic society is committed to promoting evolutionary algorithmic thinking, with inspiration of parallel algorithms derived from natural processes.
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]
I create form, I create form that gives itself to the senses which is to say, form that provides an aesthetic experience. That is what I do and that is what art is supposed to do. What is particular in what I do, that is unique and underpins all of my interests, is that early on in my life I understood that life could not fold into haze: either we would find ourselves in a condition that we would be free or we would find ourselves in a condition that we would not be free.
Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance
OPEN CALL TO INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND CURATORS LIVING IN EUROPE To Support the production of two artworks and one research residency GUIDELINES Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project developed by Ars Electronica, Leonardo/Olats, University of Barcelona and Quo Artis as lead partner. Roots & Seeds XXI aims to promote sustainable habits through the use of Art & Science’s approaches and practices. The project wants ...
Open Call: Ars Bioartica residency programme 2021-22
Since 2010 the Bioart Society is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAMME together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland in the traditional Sami lands. The residency has an emphasis on the subarctic environment and art and science collaboration.
Reweaving Ourselves, Part Two: Technology for a Disoriented Humanity
Wed, Nov 18, 5:00–6:00 pm (EST) moma.org Registration required Organized by the Cisneros Institute at MoMA, in this event artist Eduardo Kac will present his explorations of Bio Art and his work in the context of an expanded conception of ecology. Architectural historian Felicity Scott will speak about the impact of cybernetics on the artistic production of the 1960s and 1970s, and her particular research on the work of Juan Downey and Les Levine. They will engage in a conversat...
Open Call for Biofriction Residency
Biofriction is a Creative Europe project realised in collaboration with Hangar (ES), Cultivamos Cultura (PT), Kersnikova Institute (SI) and the Bioart Society, committed to supporting bioart and biohacking practices. The title refers to the combination of biology, biotech, fiction, and arts as surfaces of friction, with particular attention to the emancipatory potential of biotechnology through interfaces in the context of artistic practices. We're now looking for projects in the field of exper...
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 1. Topics and issues]
Eduardo Kac has raised many nodal questions on the transformations of society and culture, in a constant creative relationship with the technology and the science of his time. In his research communication, intended as mutual information exchange is a fundamental topic. This makes Kac a perfect interpreter of the resources and contradictions of the contemporary, with a strong vision on how the present time can possibly develop and evolve into the future.
The sixth extinction may well claim us; considering what our species has done to the rest of life, we may deserve to go extinct, sooner rather than later. But I hope that we survive. [...] Much of our habitat seems likely to be lost. However, if we survive there will be song and dance, stories and drawings. These are what human beings have always done best. One way or another we will have a new culture, genuinely new. Many new cultures may arise, some, perhaps most, beyond imagining today.
Oocyte Aesthetic, Human Design and Mission Creep
The admixture of global interspecies variety through genetic engineering and the cloning of spectacular hereditary cascades should only be approved through an aesthetic advisory commission made up of artists, art historians and oﬀ-the-locus aesthetics specialists. The future of style and the avoidance of our populous birthing any aesthetic hazards are dependent on collaboration between new reproductive biotechnology and the Arts.
La vita è un medium. Un censimento sull’arte transgenica / Life is a medium. A census on transgenic art
[ITA] L’arte transgenica si fa indagine sulla vita, favorisce un’importante e profonda relazione tra artista, pubblico e organismo transgenico. [ENG] Transgenic art becomes an investigation into life, it fosters an important and deep relationship between the artist, the audience and the transgenic organism.
The Bioart of Neurons and Memory
Demonstrating the preservation of cells after a living organism is pronounced dead and revived is not a traditional bioart topic. But it is an important one. It is a crucial step for advances in the use of lowered temperatures for sustaining the efficacy of organs and organisms during medical procedures, and especially of preserving neurons for the science cryonics. My recent bioart research is a breakthrough that will help to build momentum toward more advanced studies on information storage w...
Telepresenza e Bioarte: l’arte dialogica di Kac / Telepresence & BioArt: Kac’s dialogic art
[ITA] L'artista brasiliano è stato uno dei pionieri dell'arte e della telecomunicazione durante gli anni Ottanta, per poi realizzare opere radicali e importanti che mettono in gioco la teleroborotica e gli organismi viventi, innescando nuove domande, confronti e anche scontri, dove l'etica e l'estetica coabitano in maniera dialogica nella complessità del mondo digitale. [ENG] The Brazilian artist was one of the pioneers of telecommunication art during the 1980s, and then carried out radical and...
Emergent Form Toronto April 10-12 and Ottawa April 14 2018 A project by ArtSci Salon With the support of the Fields Institute, Ottawa Scienza (Italian Embassy) and the Centre for Drama (U of T). Apr. 12 reception kindly provided by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Community Partners: BYOR Toronto What is Emergent Form? Emergent Form is an interdisciplinary multi-part event featuring discussions, performative lectures, performances and guerrilla exhibitions in Toronto (Apr. 10-11-12) ...
Evolutionary creativity. The inner life and meaning of art
Generative art is a key example of a general transformation carried on by many disciplines, which are going to populate our world with increasingly different subjects. [...] In mirroring nature and life, also the generative art forms and processes are leading to the advent of a “Third Life”, the life that little by little humanity is giving to its artefacts.
Oltre atomi e corpi: una post-riflessione su AE 2016 / Beyond atoms and bodies: a post-reflection on AE 2016
[ITA] La rivoluzione digitale ha riconfigurato e decodificato il nostro mondo immerso tra il bagnato del biologico e il materico dei bit. Chi sono gli alchimisti del nostro tempo? [ENG] The digital revolution has reconfigured and decoded our world, it is absorbed between the wet and the organic material of the bits. Who are the alchemists of our time?
Staging Aliveness, Challenging Anthropocentrism: Subverting an Art Historical Paradigm
According to Edward O. Wilson, human beings have an “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes.” And art writer Jack Burnham even maintained that “art is a form of biological signal”.
Subtle Technologies 2014. Open Culture in Art and Science – A reportage
It is that time of the year: Subtle Technologies Festival is back for a week-long ride to explore Open Culture in Art and Science. The theme this year is particularly timely: DIY-bio labs, hacker spaces and hacklabs, maker spaces etc… are popping up everywhere, new forms of sharing ranging from tools, to skills, to networks of solidarity to eliminate debt, to avoid eviction, or just to share a meal together are no longer rare.
Towards the Third Life
Humans also developed a wide range of artefacts, machines, entities that are quickly becoming more and more powerful, complex, autonomous, and independent. These could be defined to a certain extent as “living entities”, expanding the idea of life and of life forms. All this processes seem pushing forward the human biological, cultural, technical boundaries. How do they happen? Where are technologies based on? Can these processes give any glimpses on a possible evolution?
Researching the Future: Aspects of Art and Technoetics 2007
Il 7, 8, 9 Dicembre per tutti gli interessati all'Arte Telematica, Audio Art, Computer Art, Digital Art, Arte Elettronica, Arte Generativa, Artivismo, Hacker Art, Arte Interattiva, Internet Art, Media Technology Art, Performance Art, Robotic Art, Software Art, Sound Art, Video Arte, Video Game Art, Bioart e ai rapporti, oggi centrali tra Arte, Tecnologia e Scienza ci sar? la possibilit? di partecipare al congresso di ricerca che il gruppo di artisti-ricercatori del Planetary Collegium dar? vita ...