Bio Art

Koen Vanmechelen. Chickens, Chicks & Experimental Subjects

During the international arts exhibition LIV, International Art Exhibition in Venice, the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen will install a laboratory at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, one of Venice most renowned buildings. It is a new stage of the artist's research on fertilization of arts and science, a project that Vanmechelen has been pursuing since the beginning of his career using all sorts of materials and techniques' sculpture, video, photography, multimodal installations, drawing.... READ MORE...

Art & Science A new art movement

Science is changing our world and our lives at an ever increasing rate. But today artists are bringing science out of the laboratory. Once art and science seemed diametrically opposite; but these days some of the most innovative artists are fusing art and science to create a brand new art movement inspired by science. Striving to visualise the invisible and what it must mean to be human in the future, they create images and objects of stunning beauty, redefining the notion of aesthetic and of what is meant by art.... READ MORE...

Synthetic Aesthetics International Salon

Synthetic Aesthetics is a research project run by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Stanford University, California. Synthetic biologists, like many engineers, are concerned with 'design'. By instigating new collaborations between synthetic biologists, designers, artists, and social scientists, we are exploring the shared territory between synthetic biology and creative practice.... READ MORE...

Smart Urban Stage Intervista a Paolo Mataloni

Come degna conclusione del progetto di collaborazione tra Digicult e Smart Urban Stage, l'intervista a Paolo Mataloni (curatore della sezione "Explore - Scienza") è quindi l'ultima intervista ai curatori della mostra smart future minds exhibition: dopo quella ad Alberto Abruzzese, pubblicata nel numero di Luglio/Agosto di Digimag, e quella a Lorenzo Imbesi. Paolo Mataloni insegna Ottica Quantistica Non-Lineare al Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università ‹Sapienza› di Roma. I suoi principali campi di ricerca sono stati l'ottica non lineare, la fisica laser e i fenomeni ottici ultraveloci. Attualmente sta lavorando sull'informazione quantistica che usa tecniche ottiche: a riguardo porta avanti esperimenti sulla generazione di stati ‹entangled› di fotoni costruiti su molti qubit e le loro applicazioni per la realizzazione di protocolli per la comunicazione e computazione quantistica.... READ MORE...

Tortuous Visions Of Lu Yang. The Bioart In China

New media art in greater China, when it is present, tends toward the conservative: re-engineered video games, simplistically interactive video installations, and sound art are the norm. In a few corners, however, a new wave of artists is pushing this envelope and developing new strains of practice based particularly around the complementary poles of aesthetic coding and, most intriguingly, biological matter.... READ MORE...

Monsieur Morin: For A Complex Thought Ethic

To meet Monsieur Morin is not something to be taken lightly. Even those who do not know him could not but be fascinated by his old Frenchman-like elegant ways and his ringed fingers. And I believe in his success. The husky voice with which the Monsieur expresses himself, never as an intellectual but more like the chief of a tribe who tells myths and stories, immediately creates empathy and takes you into an intellectual dimension with layered dimensions: that of complex thought. And it is immediately clear that complex thought, in the presence of the old philosopher, is not just a mix of methods, an intellectual practice, but the exercising of an existential operation, a human opening that has this objective: to give itself a new founding ethic, the ethic that a planetary consciousness needs.... READ MORE...

Stelarc’s Extrabody: The Technologic Chimera

Art concepts and techniques should always be avant-garde, and serve as an approach to men's comprehension as well as an anticipation of what they will be and how they will behave. In light of that assumption, Stelarc, who is a pioneer of extreme performances and of performances helped by interactive robotic systems and virtual reality, represents without a doubt an important reference point for all those who want to deal with an artistic project which uses technology as a means of expression.... READ MORE...

80+1 Kilpisjarvi

The Finnish BioArt Society is a participant in 80+1 A Journey Around the World, a virtual tour in the spirit of Jules Verne organized by the renowned media centre Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. The venture poses 20 crucial questions about our collective future visiting 20 emblematic locations in different parts of the globe.... READ MORE...

Illustrative 2009

ILLUSTRATIVE showcases an international scene of artist-designers, whose works have been inspired by subculture movements like comic and graffiti as well as by applied arts like illustration and book art. Center in Linz, Austria. The venture poses 20 crucial questions about our collective future visiting 20 emblematic locations in different parts of the globe.... READ MORE...

The Art And The Epidemiological Criticism Of Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki is undoubtedly an conscious and sensitive artist, for the sensitive issues she courageously deals with, for her subjects, for her analysis and research methods she chose to elaborate, and for the aesthetic impact as well as the fascination of her work. This feeling is in her environmental and audiovisual work, and this feelings are even stronger when you have the chance to meet and talk to her... READ MORE...

The Arts Catalyst Eye of the storm

From esoteric arguments over the structure of the universe to highly charged public controversies around the use of stem cells, Eye of the Storm brings together artists whose work playfully and provocatively intervenes in science, scientists at the heart of scientific disputes and other experts to discuss the nature and process of controversy, touching on brilliance and ego, dissent and obsession, big science, high finance, deviant science, the reliability of knowledge and the legislation of uncertainty... READ MORE...

Dario Neira: The Flesh Become Word

A Torino si trova il PAV, parco d'arte vivente, nato su quella che prima era un'area industriale, una industria metalmeccanica per sospensioni di auto. Piero Gilardi, uno degli iniziatori del progetto, ex-presidente del parco, lo definisce come: 'un cantiere ininterrotto, un intreccio dialogico di esperienze aperto alle alteritˆ innovative, in omologia con i sistemi viventi della biosfera'.... READ MORE...