Theresa Schubert multiplied cells from a biopsy of her thigh muscles in a serum produced by utilising her own blood, to artificially grow a piece of in-vitro meat. Which she proceeded to eat during a live performance
Artists offer new insights about genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places to challenge viewers’ understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies and the consequences of biotechnology
The show presents 10 projects by artists who have spent time at CERN discussing with engineers and particle physicists
Announcing online classes that will explore non-human life. Microscopic and massive. Extinct, endangered, wild, familiar, lab-grown or “tech-augmented”
Interview with a photographer, bioartist and biology student whose works make visible the plight of endangered mammals in the Baltic sea, the drop in pollinator populations in the Arctic and other uncomfortable realities
An exhibition in Erlangen (DE) looks at the role that technology can play to ensure or threaten the future of our planet
What worlds are revealed when we listen to alpacas, make photographs with yeast or use biosignals to generate autonomous virtual organisms?
The young Estonian artist is particularly active in the fields of sound art, installations and performances
The B-Hind devices demonstrates all the tensions inherent to an Internet of Things that inhabit the body without being noticed
What does ‘being alone’ mean? How does it relate to loneliness? Can we also view loneliness instead of from an individual point of view from more structural (social, cultural, economic, technological, architectural) forces?
The artist’s critical approach to technology can be found in works such as an orchestra of musical instruments that mine for Bitcoins, a 3D printable kit to cut undersea internet cables, a Bitcoin mining machine that claims to be worst in the world, etc.
Artists, theorists, activists, and scholars propose concrete forms of non-fascist living as the rise of contemporary fascisms threatens the foundations of common life
The installation reveals the mechanisms of the blockchain as much as it challenges their promises and limits. It also raises questions about art funding, authorship, value systems, decentralised sharing economies, wealth distribution and many more issues
Using sound art and technocultures to better understand the complexity of rural areas and to challenge discourses of capitalism that marginalise rural territories
Torvund’s eerie short films draw on traditions, nature, pagan folklore, Christian symbols and science fiction
The exhibition draws on a historically informed anthropocentric worldview toward a systemic conception of humanity as part of the evolutionary process
The experiment has several goals: to “entertain” all players, to invite to a reflection on non-human consciousness but also to offer an opportunity to rethink the way we view “annoying insects”
A growing movement of soft cultural activism spearheaded by artists, curators and art critics who believe that art has a responsibility to engage directly with Chinese social reality
Rakowitz’s work is inhabited by ghosts, invisible and invisibilised communities, generosity and his own heritage as the grandson of Iraqi-Jews who were forced to emigrate from Baghdad to the U.S. in the mid-20th century
I talked to the founder of a school where students learn new skills, manipulate new tools but also get to examine the political and human dimensions of technology
Free to download, the proceedings of the conference contain essays and visual documentation that explore the nature of the forbidden and the aesthetics of liminality in art that engages with technology and science…
From quantum entanglement to the mysteries of the jellyfish, the exhibition provides an overview of the oeuvre of the artist and musician Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto)
Thomas Hämén used coprolite from a dinosaur that lived about 140 million years ago to sculpt a device for anal stimulation, in an attempt to make us connect with geological or “deep time”
An installation exposes the unpalatable consequences of an AI-driven management of the environment
Within computer vision and AI systems, forms of measurement turn into moral judgments. Could these judgements in turn influence our own behaviour, our vision of the world and the individuals who inhabit it?
Setting himself on fire, walking in front of an icebreaker while the frozen water cracks behind him, going on a 1600 km triathlon from Warsaw to Paris, standing on the North Pole for 24 hours… Guido van der Werve knows how to catch viewers’ attention
With fearlessness and humour, the artist weaves uncomfortable threads between the past and present to explore issues such as colonialism, landscapes, social structures and the exercise of power are mediated by technologies
Where i saw VR tapestry, learnt about Russian military deception and discovered that ravens are even smarter than i thought
Investigating everything from historical mugshots to Instagram posts, Helfand examines how the face has been perceived and represented over time; how it has been instrumentalized by others; and how we have reclaimed it for our own purposes
I could try and sum up Tim Shaw‘s practice by saying that it focuses on the relationship between […]
Linke’s exhibition scrutinises seabed mining and other forms of extraction and the effects they might have on marine life and communities
Matthieu Gafsou has spent 4 years researching transhumanism, a movement looking towards science and technology to drastically improve human cognitive, mental and physical performances
A duo of books explores how a technology born in a purely military context has found its place in every single aspect of our life
Documentaries, a demo of how to type on a screen with your mind and discussions about the ethical dimensions of a “super brain”
Moving from medical field to personal enhancement, from non-invasive methods to implanted devices, neurotechnology has the potential to radically change our brain and bodies, raising a series of dilemmas and concerns…
The cutting-edge research is given a human face and even if we don’t fully understand the processes at work, the pictures allow us to perceive how in this world of the tiniest particles the biggest connections are searched for
Outer space has presented itself as a contemporary condition where humanness is getting redefined. Are human beings in outer space human, technological or ecological?
How local and transnational acts of resistance are making use of technologies (such as drones) in order to monitor the impacts of extractive industries and develop micropolitical strategies
Several of the works are set in a microcosm where few human beings venture, a place remote from the rest of the world but which played an important role in human history: the Bikini Atoll
The work of designers, artists, cartographers, geographers, researchers and activists who create diagrams to tell inconvenient stories that upset and resist the status quo