Physarum maps by Azucena Sanchez

Agar! Agar!

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition,”Agar! Agar!” The exhibition is a result of the course on bioart which was offered at the Bauhaus University Weimar in winter semester 2015/6.

Opening reception Saturday 9 April 2016, 19:00.

The Bio art course was designed as an introduction to work with live tissues, bacteria, mycelium, plants and other organisms. During the theoretical part we have discussed artworks in relation to Bio art, tried to overview them within the up to date discourses ranging from interspecies collaboration to plant communication to symbiotic relationships to transgenic organisms. In addition we have been working with non-living systems demonstrating life-like processes like crystal growing and automata patterns. Work in the biolab focused on the analysis of living systems (acetobacter, physarum, yeasts, euglena, etc.) and their relations to habitat. Living and non-living systems have been considered while sensing and recording their shifts with the help of microscopes and cameras, analyzing and interacting with them while bridging with electronics and computers, and sharing and documenting experiments online and on paper.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Bauhaus University Weimar and its Media Environments chair (Prof. Ursula Damm).

Participants: Leon Billerbeck, Christian Doeller, Liese Endler, Ioannis Oriwol, Azucena Sanchez, Iremnur Tokac, Trina Ukmata, Tim Vischer

Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapsevicius

Image: Physarum maps by Azucena Sanchez

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