Opening: 1st of April 2017, 7pm
Dataflow and BioArt courses at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar come together to showcase and test drive their explorations dealing with networking and symbiosis, while touching upon an understanding of aesthetics and the environment that goes beyond the human sphere. Loosely connected to Bruno Latour’s actor-network-theory and Donna Haraway’s symbiotic kin-making, these experiments incorporate real-time computer interfaces using video, sound and movement, as well as intra- and interspecies interaction between bacteria, protists and fungi.
How do organisms share their time and space with other organisms? What are the borders between living and non-living? Can, for example, a robot “be alive”? How can we understand a transgenic organism? Might a fully synthesized organism endanger human species? How do machines interact when we allow them to communicate with each other? Can we have an aesthetic experience through autonomous tools independent of human intervention?
The exhibition is kindly supported by >top e.V.. Encouraged by the Bauhaus University Weimar and its Media Environments chair (Prof. Ursula Damm). Mediated by Mindaugas Gapševičius.
Participants (Randomized): Fernanda Caicedo, Kei Kitamura, Robert Metzner, Maike Effenberg, Denis Polec, Tupac Torres, Alejandro Weyler, Ayla Güney, María López Valdez, Raphael Schardt, Freya Probst, Dimitri Engelhardt, Jakob Wulfert