Food-Biotechnology-Biocoloniality in Nida

Between October 13th and November 1st 2014 Nida Art Colony is a home and studio for a group of artists and scientists from the world working on issues of biotechnology, biopolitics and similar issues.

Food-Biotechnology-Biocoloniality (FBB) is an interdisciplinary cooperative network that aims in providing a platform for research, debate, praxis and exchange. Through the employment of artistic and scientific practices, the platform seeks to address the topic of food-economy as a space of political and cultural praxis, critique, innovation and reflexion.

The aim of the project is to stimulate a learning and debating platform, which will focus on the relations among A) knowledge / cultural identity / intellectual property, B) biopolitics, C) biotechnology, D) economy, E) environment and F) migration / coloniality / modernity. The platform intends to promote ‘Food as cultural heritage’.

The activities of FBB are characterized by a trans- and interdisciplinary approach through artistic practice, theory and scientific research methodologies. This Food-Biotechnology-Biocoloniality residency in Nida is organised as a collaboration between Institutio Media, Top e.V. Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice in Berlin, Nida Art Colony and Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association. Participants of the residency in Nida: Luis Bustamante (CO/DE), Juan Pablo Diaz (CO/DE), Mindaugas Gapševičius (LT/DE), Kim Dotty Hachmann (DE), Nadia Heimann (DE), Martin Howse (UK/DE), Darius Mikšys (LT), Matthias Roth (DE), Lina Rukevičiūtė (LT), Stefanie Simmen (DE) and Rüdiger Trojok (DE). The project is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius Academy of Arts.

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