“TRANSBIOTICS” EVENING LECTURES
Wednesday, June 16
"Transbiotics. Temporal Stability Points": philosopher Ainars Kamolins (LV) will talk about bioart and exhibition artists Andy Gracie (UK) and Terike Haapoja (FI) will give an insight into their approaches and conceptions.
Thursday, June 17
"Transbiotics. Materiality of Textures": exhibition curator Jens Hauser (FR) will introduce biotechnologies as the “new materiality” and exhibition artists Zane Berzina (LV) and Paul Vanouse (US) will talk about how they interpret this notion in their works.
Location: kim? / Spikeri, Maskavas iela 12/1 (3rd floor)
Entrance fee: Adults – 1 Ls; Students, seniors – 0,50 Ls
Transbiotics. Temporal Stability Points
Ainars Kamolins, Andy Gracie, Terike Haapoja
Ainars Kamolins (LV) with his background in philosophy and an enduring interest in bioart will take a glance on different issues of bioart beginning with interactions between art and technology and looking at ethical aspects of practices in art that tend to push moral and physical boundaries in dealing with living organisms and their properties. By describing bioart in terms of temporal stability points Ainars Kamolins investigates both the unstable and transitory nature of bioart works as well as their relative independence of institutional biopolitical mechanisms therefore contributing even to the democratization of knowledge.
Later on, festival artist Andy Gracy (UK) will introduce his deep space research inspired work and his interest about space exploring technologies which allow us to reach the very edge of our solar system while Terike Haapoja (FI) will turn to relations between the boundaries of human and non-human environments which she has been exploring widely throughout her artworks.
Transbiotics. Materiality of Textures
Jens Hauser, Zane Berzina, Paul Vanouse
Artist, curator and writer Jens Hauser (FR) will introduce the scientifically inspired artworks by festival participating artists Zane Berzina (LV) and Paul Vanouse (USA). These works explore the importance and the role of material traces in techno-scientific apparatuses and the effects these physical “fragments of the real” have onto the viewer. Unlike figurative images, these analogue textures owe their efficiency to their status as “technological imprints” that appear as presence more than of representation.
In her talk Zane Berzina will discuss the concept and the collaborative research process behind the E-Static Shadows installation while Paul Vanouse will introduce his work with emerging technological forms in fields of art, biological experiments and interactive installations.