Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal

29 Jan 2011
1 May 2011

In Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal presenteren twee ontwerpers, Tuur Van Balen en Revital Cohen, hun werk. Tegen een achtergrond van vooruitgang in biowetenschap en -technologie creëren Van Balen en Cohen kritische design objecten en installaties die inspelen op en speculeren over de veranderende gewoontes, normen en waarden die mogelijk onze (sociale) levens zullen leiden in een biologisch revolutionair tijdperk.

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal is deel van Alter Nature, een overkoepelend project van Z33, Modemuseum Hasselt & CIAP in samenwerking met MAD-faculty, UHasselt, VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie), KULeuven & bioSCENTer

Against a backdrop of progress in biosciences and technology, Van Balen and Cohen create critical design objects and installations that meet with and speculate on changing customs, standards and values which could possibly influence our (social) lives in a biological revolutionary era.

Within the Alter Nature project Van Balen and Cohen’s research project and their (general) practice can be thought of as an extensive case study of the design of nature; human or other. Tuur and Revital present a different world, an Alter World. By blowing up and interpreting specific social situations, habits, customs and the manner in which science and technology (can) respond, their work is testimony of a thorough and studied reflection on current society.

Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal is part of Alter Nature, an overarching project by Z33, the Hasselt Fashion Museum and CIAP in collaboration with the MAD-faculty, the University of Hasselt, the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), KULeuven University and bioSCENTer.