Sunday, June 27, 2010


Evolution Haute Couture
Talk und film screening mit Dmitry Bulatov

01 Juli 2010, 19h


Garnet Hertz (USA) "Cockroach-Controlled Mobile Robot", 2006

Art Laboratory Berlin is pleased to present a collection of documentary films about artworks recently created using the latest twenty-first century technologies: artificial life, robotics, bio and genetic engineering. The screening has been organized by the curator and artist Dmitry Bulatov in conjunction with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad branch, Russia).

The films document artworks whose medium is living or lifelike matter, and the properties of living organisms and technologically reproduced artefacts are combined to produce the method. Art created under these new conditions of post-biology - that is, under conditions of artificially generated life - cannot avoid making this artificiality its explicit theme. We are thus again confronted with the question of the relationship between art and life in a completely new context defined by biological and abiological creations, works, and beings.

This collection is the first comprehensive overview of the current stage of contemporary techno-biological art. It provides a panorama of artistic strategies for granting and withdrawing the gift of authenticity. The analysis of these strategies opens up new possibilities for creative production and cultural commentary. In 2009 the Evolution Haute Couture project won the National Innovation Prize (Moscow, Russia), awarded annually for achievements in contemporary visual arts.

The film screening also coincides with the first volume of the anthology Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age. Edited by Dmitry Bulatov. Book plus two DVD-ROMs collection (45 video documentaries), KB NCCA, Kaliningrad, 2009. (ISBN: 978-5-94620-054-7). This publication is supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Ford Foundation (The Moscow Office, Russia), The Dynasty Foundation (Moscow). Web site: www.videodoc.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/eng/

SCREENING PROGRAM

Bill Vorn, Emma Howes, Jonathan Villeneuve (Canada) "Grace State Machines" (7'40")
The Tissue Culture & Art Project (TC&A): Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (Australia) "NoArk" (7'51")
Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha (The Netherlands) "Morphology / Face-Shift" (10'45")
Ken Rinaldo (USA) "The Autotelematic Spider Bots" (10'56")
Stelarc (Australia) "Extra Ear: Ear On Arm" (5'12")
Joe Davis (USA) "Making Fire" (10'25")
Marcel-li Antunez Roca (Spain) "Epizoo" (3'21")
Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen (The Netherlands) "Tickle Salon" (8'16")
Julie Freeman (United Kingdom) "The Lake" (5'00")
Laura Beloff (Finland) "The Fruit Fly Farm" (8'42)
Marta de Menezes (Portugal) "DECON" (9'00")
Paula Gaetano Adi (Argentina) "Alexitimia - an autonomous robotic agent" (7'08")
Paul Granjon (France) "Sexed Robots" (4'18")
SymbioticA Group (Australia) and The Potter Lab (USA) "MEART - The Semi Living Artist" (7'28")
Floris Kaayk (The Netherlands) "Metalosis Maligna" (7'26")

The screening will follow a short introduction by Dmitry Bulatov, and afterwards there will be a panel discussion with Dmitry Bulatov, Elena Ryabkova (Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad, Russia), and Christian de Lutz (Art Laboratory Berlin).

More information:
http://artlaboratory-berlin.org/home_eng.htm
http://artlaboratory-berlin.org/html/eng-events-archive.htm

This project is presented in cooperation with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad branch, Russia).


20 comments:

常映 said...

Pay somebody back in his own coin.................................................................

于庭 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

安安!剛開始玩這個,來這裡逛一下^^............................................................

柯凡豐 said...

還是喜歡這裡-支持你..................................................................

恩如 said...

希望我的支持可以帶給你快樂--加油.............................................................

雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

教育無他,愛與榜樣而已............................................................

國昆 said...

享受你自己的生活,不要與他人相比。............................................................

宜欣宜欣 said...

變天了~~注意身體,別感冒囉!..................................................................

林柏毅林柏毅 said...

要保持更新呦,加油!!!期待你的新文章!!!..................................................................

宮惠如宮惠如 said...

沈舟側畔千帆過,病樹前頭萬木春............................................................

琬安琬安 said...

Of two evils choose the least.............................................................

蕙春蕙春 said...

雖然不能常常來看,仍然祝你人氣百分百 ............................................................

邱允成邱允成 said...

人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。..................................................

姚吳宗瑞家弘 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

家唐銘 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。.................................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

學而時習之,不亦樂乎˙ω˙............................................................

韋陳富 said...

來打聲招呼-大家好!!!..................................................

柏盧盧盧盧宇 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德................. ................................................

316 said...

鞋匠能作好鞋子,因為他只做鞋,不做別的。..................................................

江趙雲虹趙雲虹仁昆 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!!............................................................