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Surprize 4 – What is life?
[ITA] "Surprize 4 - What is life?", mostra degli studenti dell’Accademia di Urbino, quest’anno ha per tema "What is life?". [ENG] “Surprize 4 - What is life?”, the exhibition of the students from the Urbino Academy of Fine Arts, this year revolves around the theme "What is life?".
ISEA 2023 – SYMBIOSIS
Symbiosis is a cornerstone of life itself — no organism, nor any species more widely, could survive in isolation and without reciprocity. This applies as much to human societies as to the rapport of those societies with their surrounding environments. More than a simple co-existence, symbiosis implies interdependence. It can be positive, neutral, or negative, varying according to the dynamic between the rapport’s attendant parts. We must, then, choose our symbiotic models wisely. This is the ori...
The Beauty of Early Life / It’s about Life
The Beauty of Early Life. Traces of Early Life ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe An exhibition in cooperation with the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Sat, 26.03.2022 – Sun, 10.07.2022 Atrium 8+9, 1st floor Cost: Museum Admission The exhibition takes us on a journey back through time to the origin of life. How did life first get started? Where can we still find traces of the earliest life forms today? Why is it important to look at the past in order to develop an und...
What Is Life?
[ITA] Il tema che l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino si propone di approfondire è quello della vita: “What Is Life?”. Un tema di grande attualità perché contiene alcuni degli snodi contemporanei e può essere interpretato da punti di vista diversi. [ENG] The theme that the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino aims to explore is that of life: "What Is Life?”. It is a very topical contemporary issue and it can be considered from different points of view.
Humans have always been inspired by the living, representing, simulating and emulating it. Today we are witnessing the extension of life into a “Third Life” - being the “First Life” the biological life and the “Second Life” the life in the symbolic dimension - that expands Nature. This process is consistent with the progressive externalization outside the body of human functions and activities.
Note sul tramonto dell’umanesimo / Notes on the decline of humanism
[ITA] Bisogna oltrepassare l’umanesimo, andare al di là dell’umano, superare un antropocentrismo miope e ottuso che ha posto l’Homo sapiens in cima alla piramide del vivente. [ENG] It is necessary to go beyond humanism, beyond the human, to overcome a short-sighted and obtuse anthropocentrism that has placed Homo sapiens on top of the pyramid of the living.
La Fabrique du vivant
Découvrez une archéologie du vivant et de la vie artificielle au sein d’une exposition qui présente de manière prospective les œuvres récentes d’une cinquantaine de créateurs ainsi que des recherches issues de laboratoires scientifiques. Son matériau même est évolutif, certaines œuvres étant impliquées dans un processus de croissance ou de dégénérescence. Une centaine de projets sont exposés, dont plusieurs conçus pour l’occasion. Laboratoire annuel de la création et de l’innovation au Centre...
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...
‘Greenness’ is an index used in environmental modeling. It is calculated from remotely sensed and image processed satellite/aerial data. Simply said, it indicates vegetation health of a specific land surface area during the time of data capture. But Greenness can also be considered a poetic representation of the land, one that connects health and aesthetic experience and a gateway for a new direction toward spatial understanding.
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”.
What is the Meaning of Life?
There were about 150 people in the audience. I spoke for almost two hours, mostly extemporaneously. Afterwards, there was a long question-and-answer session. There were some truly brilliant questions. I was especially impressed by one young man, who wondered if my critique of “binary oppositions” did not run the risk of itself instituting a binary opposition between my critique and the dualisms that I criticize. I said that he was right.