(Per)Formativity of BioArt

The performative turn in humanities strongly influences the way we analyze reality. It does not only concern performance art but also social and political aspects of modernity. The key features of performativity are agency and embodied experience, which are also crucial in bioartistic practices. What are the contexts of our encounters with a living, artistic medium and how it impacts the way we perceive Life? In other words what do performance theory and participatory art between humans and non-humans share?

Lecture Joanne Jesman, interview Laura Mudde, interviewee Maria Verstappen en Erwin Driessens (tbc), moderation Lucas Evers.

"Living tissues and living issues" is a series of three evenings presented by the Open Wet Lab. that looks at how technology shapes new relations between organisms and in turn how technology is shaped by those organisms. From an artistic, academic and sociopolitical perspective we look at issues of hybridity, performativity and food as these seemingly unrelated topics have a very strong influence on how we perceive the Other and each other in modern society.

"Living tissues and living issues" is part of The Future of Art and Science Collaborations, a joint project of Waag Society and Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek, supported by the Mondriaanfund and Doen.

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