Did you know that 90 percent of cells that constitute our body are not human but bacterial? Sonja's work concerns the conscious or unconscious relation with billions of bacteria that surround our human bodies. For her work The Expanded Self II she made an imprint of her body in a life-sized petri dish. Through this work, Bäumel creates a space where the potential of bacteria as cooperative partners can be re-imagined and where we can explore the implications for larger processes of cultural significance.
Olf de Bruin
Olf recently graduated as illustrator at the HKU university of the Arts in Utrecht. His graduation work was an illustrated book about his research on transhumanism, a philosophical and scientific movement that's all about the human of the future. For the book titled Van Bollebast tot Voorprinter he created six new species of human, each adapted to a social or scientific development.
Can humanity become immortal? And if so, what are the ethical problems we will encounter? Phelim recently graduated at the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht and asks these kind of questions on a regular basis. His graduation work called “Absence of Existence” is an audio visual presentation where Cryonicists, Futurists and others who pursue an immortal existence talk about their perspective on aging, death, the future and eternity. The medium used is a genetically modified and light sensitive E. coli bacteria. It symbolizes scientific progress and at the same time it raises questions about photography and mortality.
Starts at 20.00
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
Ticket: €8,50,- including Mediamatic Membership (€3,50 for members)
Students pay only €5,00 (use the code 'student' at checkout)
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Please note that this talk is in english