During Programme No. 12, 15 until 20 June, 2010, biotechnology art exhibition “Transbiotics” showcases works by Paul Vanouse (US), Andy Gracie (UK), Terike Haapoja (FI), Zane Bērziņa (LV/UK) and Jackson Tan (UK).
Exhibition “Transbiotics” features a collection of international biotechnology artworks which will be made available to Latvia’s audiences for the first time. Although using technologies in art is a common practice, creating artworks with “live matter” can still be considered unusual. The exhibition will focus on artists who seek to experiment with different science and technology inventions in creative ways.
American artist and bioart pioneer Paul Vanouse is participating with his works “Latent Figure Protocol” and “Relative Velocity Inscription Device” which use human DNA as material for creating art. London based Latvian artists Zane Berzina together with architect Jackson Tan and an international group of scientists have created and interactive installation “E-Static Shadows” – a touch-sensitive “sculpture” exploring static electricity. British artist Andy Gracie with his installation “Deep Data” interprets experiments with bacteria performed in deep space environments. Finnish artist Terike Haapoja whose work “Entropy” was exhibited at Kim? gallery last year will this year present her most recent works “Dialogue” and “Succession” which deal with human and non-human relations.
Exhibition “Transbiotics” invites visitors to explore the creative uses of biotechnologies and bioart as a new form of art which challenges the continuously changing materiality of arts.
The exhibition takes place in the framework of XII Festival for New Media Culture “Art+Communication” and The 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts “SLSA-EU 2010”.
Centre for New Media Culture in Riga RIXC in collaboration with Kim?, Art Research Laboratory MPLab and e-text+textiles at Liepāja University.
State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, European Cultural Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, Centre Culturel Français de Riga, EEA Financial Mechanism/Norwegian Financial Mechanism, Hotel “Elizabete”, Embassy of Austria in Riga, Faculty of Biology at University of Latvia, University of Western Australia, SymbioticA, Department of Culture and Arts of the Government of Western Australia, airBaltic.
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