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

Audiolats Podcast with Špela Petrič and Jurij Krpan

Audiolats is a Creative Disturbance podcast channel from TMIAA’s partner, Leonardo/Olats, the French branch of Leonardo/ISAST. The podcast recently released two episodes on the TMIAA event, Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis, performed at Kapelica Gallery. The first episode features the artist, Špela Petrič, speaking about her performance. The second episode features curator, Jurij Krpan, discussing his approach, … Continue Reading

Ethics Panel Video from Martin O’Brien at Arts Catalyst

A video of the ethics panel portion of Martin O’Brien’s performance, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I’m Yours, at the Arts Catalyst in London is now online. During his durational performance, O’Brien turned his attention to the fear of contamination associated with the sick body. In doing so, he highlighted recent acute public anxiety … Continue Reading

Ethics Panel Video from Špela Petrič at Kapelica Gallery

A video of the ethics panel portion of Špela Petrič’s performance, Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis, at Kapelica Gallery from September 2015 is now online. In her work, Špela Petrič investigates plant life as the unchallenged frontier of estrangement, revealing the limits of human empathy as well as its anthropocentric underpinnings. Plants are, in their omnipresence, … Continue Reading

Cellular Propeller with Howard Boland and Lucas Evers

There is an exciting upcoming event within the Trust Me I’m an Artist project. Transmediale will host an ethics panel regarding the Cellular Propeller project by Howard Boland (of London-based C-Lab), which explores the fourth domain of synthetic biology where bio-matter is mobilized to perform novel behaviors. The event will be held on Friday, 5 … Continue Reading

Articles by the Artists & Curators

Have the Trust Me, I’m an Artist performances peaked your curiosity? Would you like to know more about these exciting and provocative works? If so, you’re in luck! The first three articles by the artists and curators of the Trust Me, I’m an Artist series are now available online for your reading pleasure. The articles … Continue Reading

Journal Entry: Molding the Signifier

Recently, Annick Bureaud published her impression of Molding the Signifier by Ivor Diosi that took place at Ex Post in Prague on November 19, 2015. Annick’s original journal entry is available here in French. Below, you will find a summary of the post in English. […] The work is presented by CIANT in Ex Post … Continue Reading

Listening to Vegetal Otherness

The audio recordings from Špela Petrič‘s Trust Me I’m an Artist performance, Vegetal Otherness, is now available on the project’s new SoundCloud account. If you’d like to listen to the performance, the audio files have been embedded below:


CIANT Prague is organizing another installment of the Trust me, I’m an Artist series. The main ethical struggle in human dealings with technology has its roots in the very core of our approach towards the creation of otherness. The human dream of creating a higher level of intelligence and higher way of being is shattered … Continue Reading

Diary Entry: Watching the grass grow

Recently, Annick Bureaud published her impression of the performance by Špela Petrič that took place at Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana on September 10, 2015: Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis. Annick’s original journal entry is available here in French. Below, you will find an English translation. Watching the grass grow On Thursday, September 10, having only just arrived in … Continue Reading