[Bio] bioart - live, online, artists talks - at talks hub

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Working with live tissues, bacteria, and living organisms, using scientific processes and the imagery of contemporary medicine and biological research, addressing controversy or blind spot posed by the very character of the life sciences, at the boundary of art and science, Juan M Castro and Anna Dumitriu alter life as to regain our sense of existence.

Artist Talks

Juan M Castro (Japan) - "Post-genomic art: working with fat, soft interfaces and cyanobacteria"-
40 euro participation fee
2 sessions x 2 hours each,  4 & 5 July 2013
Registration (booking deadline 27 June)
The talk takes places online, with an open participation unrestricted by geographical location, using a live meeting environment.

Juan M. Castro has been involved in interdisciplinary work practices traded between the fields of media art, biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. As well as research on soft and biological interfaces, he has been working on the visualization of biological processes in real-time. He was born in Bogota (Colombia) and is currently living and working in Tokyo (Japan).

Anna Dumitriu (England) - "Confronting the bacterial sublime: art/science collaboration, public engagement and ethics"
40 euro participation fee,
1 session of 3 hours,  12 July 2013 
Registration (booking deadline 5 July)
The talk takes places online, with an open participation unrestricted by geographical location, using a live meeting environment. 

Anna Dumitriu’s work blurs the boundaries between art and science with a strong interest in the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, robotics, interactive media, and textiles. Her work has a strong international exhibition profile and is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum in London. Dumitriu is known for her work as founder and director of “The Institute of Unnecessary Research”, a group of artists and scientists whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and critiques contemporary research practice.

Curated by Talks Hub
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