16 MARCH 2007


A project by Capsula

Days of Bioart is an ongoing project that intends to create a space of debate and exhibition dedicated to biological and living art that reflects the increasing interest around life sciences and the influence that they are having in culture and society. Created and coordinated by CAPSULA, Days of Bioart began in 2006 as a symposium and Symbiotic Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop.

This edition will reproduce in an exhibition space projects of artists and collectives that explore different formats in search of arising awareness on the techniques and discourses behind the new biotechnologies. It will analyse the performance potential and the laborious development of actions built around the domestication of concepts such as body architecture, semi-living, contestational biology or bioporn.

The projects and texts on show are by Critical Art Ensemble, subRosa, Guy Ben-Ary and Tanya Visosevic, Bioteknica, Stelarc and Nina Sellars, Kira O’Reilly, Marta de Menezes, Brandon Ballangee, Laura Cinti , Elio Caccavale, George Gessert, Adam Zaretsky, Julia Reodica, Jens Hauser and Dmitry Bulatov.

On the 16th of March at 1:30 pm the ‘CD Days of Bioart 06’ that documents the first edition of this event that took place in February 2006 will be released.

On the 7th of June the artist Adam Zaretsky will do a VIVOARTS LECTURE where he will be questioning with the public the uptake of certain techniques in modern molecular biology and the social and ethical implications they involve, including irreverent and demythologising experiences using methods such as Gooey Flesh Codex, Pure Germ Tech, Biotech Hobbyist and Body Mix, among others.

Adam Zaretsky is a bioartist and lecturer. His projects can be found at http://emutagen.com.
This event will take place on 7 June at 8.00 pm at the Santa Mònica Art Centre.