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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:

CREATE! PROGRAM! FORCE TO LIVE!

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

Art & Synthetic Biology Residency at UC Irvine

CALL FOR ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE The Beall Center for Art + Technology, The Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS), and The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, all located at University of California, Irvine (UCI) are co-sponsoring an artist in residence. The selected artist will be given the opportunity to … Continue Reading

Špela Petrič: ‘Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis’

As part of the ‘Trust Me, I’m an Artist’ project, Kapelica Gallery presents a work by Špela Petrič. In the series Confronting Vegetal Otherness, intermedia artist Špela Petrič explores the possibility of intercognition between humans and plants based on the innate biosemiotic processes, that is the physico-chemical signs that facilitate a senseful interaction. Through the … Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I’m Yours

Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I’m Yours, a striking performance by Martin O’Brien, took place on April 18, 2015 at the Arts Catalyst in London. If you would like to know more about the performance itself, Annick Bureaud has written a diary entry about the event.