Saturday, September 26, 2015

Opening: PROSTHESES. Transhuman Life Forms

PROSTHESES. Transhuman Life Forms
Susanna Hertrich 

Photos from the opening - 25 September, 2015

Prostheses for Instincts

Jacobson's Fabulous Olfactometer (JFO)

Prostheses for Instincts

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PROSTHESES. Transhuman Life Forms// Susanna Hertrich / opening on 25 September, 2015

PROSTHESES. Transhuman Life Forms
Susanna Hertrich
Opening: 25 September, 2015 8PM
Panel discussion with Susanna Hertrich & guests: 6 November, 2015
Exhibition runs: 26 September – 29 November, 2015

The exhibition explores the phenomenon of the prosthesis as bodily extension in the 21st century. Exploring new technologies and recent developments in neuroscience and biology, Susanna Hertrich proposes new transhuman sensory extensions of what may eventually become 'human 2.0'. The exhibited works are part of her long-term artistic research project Bodies & Technology. In Susanna Hertrich's work a narration is constructed in which the human sensory apparatus is extended through computer controlled prostheses. The results can be understood as crossing the boundaries between artistic hypothesis and technological experimentation. The artworks reflect our current living environments, as well as critically question the social, political and physical consequences of the new technologies utilised in their making.?

The series Prostheses for Instincts explores the idea that by augmenting our natural sensory experiences we can widen the range of our perceptions. In doing so, Hertrich has created new mechanisms for surviving in a changing world. For example, Jacobson's Fabulous Olfactometer (JFO), a device worn on the head and face, is a sensorial prosthesis that mimics mammalian "flehmen response" when air pollution levels become too high. In short, when the device detects a dangerous level of pollution the prosthesis curls back the wearer's top lip, exposing her teeth, mimicking a reflex common, for instance, in horses or cats. The JFO simultaneously refers to a common, but often invisible 21st century threat and a biologically programmed reaction to danger in the animal world.

Next to Hertrich's works Art Laboratory Berlin will showcase a prize winning film on Neil Harbisson and the Cyborg Foundation by Rafel Duran.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Theresa Schubert Artist Talk and Finissage

Theresa Schubert and Christian de Lutz

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Theresa Schubert Artist Talk and Finissage - Sunday September 20th at 15h

Finissage for the exhibition Growing Geometries - Evolving Forms. Theresa Schubert will be present to speak about her work.  Sunday, September 20th at 3pm.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Review of Growing Geometries - Evolving Forms

Theresa Schubert, bodymetries, interactive, generative installation (HD video and sound) 2013-14, copyright Theresa Schubert 

Art In Berlin has a great review of Theresa Schubert's exhibition:

Opening - Growing Geometries - Evolving Forms - works by Theresa Schubert

Regine Rapp, Theresa Schubert, Christian de Lutz
Theresa Schubert, Growing Geometries (tattooing mushrooms), 2014-2015

Theresa Schubert, Growing Geometries (tattooing mushrooms), 2014-2015.  Photo: Theresa Schubert

Theresa Schubert, bodymetries, 2013-14.  A collaboration with Michael Markert and Moritz Dre├čler.

Photo: Theresa Schubert