[NetBehaviour] The Experimental Art Foundation is pleased to present.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Mar 31 12:52:32 CEST 2009

The Experimental Art Foundation is pleased to present

Biotech Art - Revisited
Exhibition Opening 6pm Wednesday 8 April. 9 April – 2 May 2009*
Life, death & biotechnia. Symposium. Wednesday 8 April
Vital micro-ecologies: splice, dice, duplicate. Workshop 14 – 17 April
further > eaf.asn.au/2009/biotech09.html

*Please note, the EAF is closed over the Easter long weekend

CURATOR Melentie Pandilovski
ARTISTS/SCIENTISTS Trish Adams, Bio-Kino (Guy Ben-Ary & Tanja 
Visosevic), BioHome (Catherine Fargher & Terumi Narushima), André 
Brodyk, Gary Cass & Donna Franklin, FOaM (Maja Kuzmanovic & Nik 
Gaffney), Niki Sperou, Paul Thomas in collaboration with Kevin 
Raxworthy, Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr)

In his final exhibition project as Director of the EAF Melentie 
Pandilovski revisits a signature theme – art and biotechnology. *Biotech 
Art – Revisited* includes an exhibition (of the same name), a workshop – 
*Vital micro-ecologies: splice, dice, duplicate*, and a free public 
symposium – *Life, death & biotechnia*. The project plans to tease out 
connections between art, culture, biotechnology & genomics, with leading 
Australian and international artists and theorists set to install & 
present their recent works.


SYMPOSIUM • Life, death & biotechnia
Wednesday 8th April. 9.30am (registration) 10am start – 4.30pm.
Venue: Mercury Cinema. Admission is free. Please book email 
info at eaf.asn.au or phone 08 8211 7505

CONVENORS Melentie Pandilovski & Linda Cooper
SPEAKERS Marcello Costa FAA, Professor of Neurophysiology, Flinders 
University; Linda Cooper, Director of the Bragg Initiative in the 
Department of the Premier and Cabinet South Aust; Niki Sperou, Dr 
Catherine Fargher & Terumi Narushima, Oron Catts, Dr Paul Thomas, Tania 
Visosevic, Vicki Sowry, André Brodyk, Dr Trish Adams

Life, death & biotechnia is a one-day symposium that brings together the 
artists participating in the Biotech Art – Revisited project, along with 
others involved in the discourses surrounding art/science 
collaborations. Many of the speakers were involved in the EAF's 2004 Art 
in the Biotech Era project, and their work is represented in the 2008 
publication of the same name. The symposium offers a chance for the 
participants and the audience to consider the changes in the cultural 
landscape relating to art and biotechnology over the last five years. 
The artists will present their most recent questions, understandings and 
misunderstandings around areas as broad and opaque as ethical 
relationships to partial life, the endless limitations and opportunities 
for artists and scientists to (mis)understand the others disciplines, 
challenges for all kinds of taxonomies, the methods and manners of the 
'infiltration' of biotechnology into every facet of ordinary life.

Timetable, Abstracts & bios > www.eaf.asn.au/2009/biotech09-symposium.html


WORKSHOP • Splice, dice, duplicate
Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April
(Applications are now closed)
As a part of the Biotech Art – Revisited project the Experimental Art 
Foundation has organized a workshop: Vital micro-ecologies: splice, 
dice, duplicate.The workshop, led by the South Australian biotech artist 
Niki Sperou and hosted by the Department of Medical Biotechnology at 
Flinders University, will serve as a theoretical and practical 
introduction in the creation of biotech art.

further > www. eaf.asn.au/2009/biotech09-workshop.html

Biotech Art - Revisited on eafweb eaf.asn.au/2009/biotech09.html

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