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Final symposium of the Trust me, I’m an artist project

Can the arts play a role in understanding the ethical issues arrising from new (bio)technologies? Can ethics be an artform or should art making require ethical approval? “Trust me, I’m an Artist” investigates the new ethical issues arising from art and science collaboration and considers the roles and responsibilities of the artists, scientists and institutions … Continue Reading

Trust me, I’m an artist: Displaying Resistance

As part of the British Science Festival, at Fabrica Gallery Brighton we are pleased to announce “Trust me, I’m an artist: Displaying Resistance”. “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” is an internationally renowned series of events debating the ethical issues that arise when art meets science. Can and should an artist exhibit fragments of wild DNA … Continue Reading

Ethical trilemmas

Trust Me, I’m An Artist is a provocative concept wherein artists explore the ethical limits of upcoming (bio)technologies. New is the fact that they, as is practice for scientists, need to justify themselves for an ethics committee. Prof. Dr. Sabine Roeser was part of such a committee twice. “That experience really made me think.” Last … Continue Reading

Video registration “Be-wildering” performance

A video registration of the live performance Be-Wildering by Jennifer Willet & Kira O’Reilly on May 12th, 2017 at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam. During the final performance of ‘Trust Me, I’m an Artist’, O’Reilly and Willet brought a variety of living materials to the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag building in … Continue Reading

New Podcast episodes and Articles from Olats

We’re very excited to announce that there are two new Trust Me, I’m an Artist articles and several new podcasts available from our partners at Leonardo Olats. The articles focus on “Heirloom,” the work of artist, Gina Czarnecki, and scientist, John Hunt. The work is living portrait of the artist’s daughters consisting of a glass … Continue Reading

TMIAA at Open Fields in Riga

The Open Fields conference on Artistic Research in Post/Digital Age will be held in Riga, Latvia from September 29 to October 1, 2016. Lucas Evers (of Waag Society) will be presenting Trust Me, I’m an Artist during the event and will also moderate the panel about artistic practices and ethics. More than 100 participants from … Continue Reading

TMIAA Video Collection

Because Trust Me, I’m an Artist takes place in so many international venues, it’s often difficult to see each unique project in person. So if you were interested in an artwork but couldn’t make the trip to see it in time, we have something for you. The videos from some of the panel discussions from … Continue Reading

Journal Entry: Sleeping Beauties

Annick Bureaud recently published her take on Gina Czarnecki and John Hunt’s Heirloom, a Trust Me, I’m an Artist project that was on display at Medical Museion in May 2016. Annick’s original journal entry is available here in French. The English translation is below. It was with a real sense of impatience that I left … Continue Reading

Journal Entry: A living propeller

Annick Bureaud continues to publish her take on Trust Me, I’m an Artist events-this time, about Howard Boland’s Cellular Propeller project. Annick’s original journal entry is available here in French. The English translation is below. It’s been some time since I’ve updated this journal. Several months have passed since the ethics committee met to discuss … Continue Reading

Cellular Propeller at Transmediale

The following is a guest blog post by Waag Society‘s Open Wetlab intern, Vera Weetzel. The fourth edition of Trust Me, I’m an Artist took place at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin on February 5, 2016. The evening was introduced and moderated by Lucas Evers from Waag Society, and bio-artist, Howard Boland, of the art-science collective … Continue Reading