• Sat
    3:00 pm - 8:30 pmLondon, UK

    Martin O'Brien, Mucus Factory, 2011
    Martin O'Brien, Trust me, I'm an Artist. Mucus Factory, 2011. Commissioned for Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability, 2011. Copyright Manuel Vason and LADA (Live Art Development Agency)

    The first in a new series of Trust me, I'm an Artist performances, Martin O'Brien shows his work.

    In this new durational performance, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst, O'Brien turns his attention to the fear of contamination associated with the sick body. In doing so, he highlights recent acute public anxiety around the risk of infection and the surge in depictions of the zombie in popular culture.

    The traditional sci-fi figure of contagion - the zombie often reflects environmental, political, or societal concerns, all of which are referenced in O'Briens new piece. O’Brien’s performance will be followed by a discussion with a specially convened ethics committee of Prof. Karen Lowton (Department of Sociology, University of Sussex), Dr. Gianna Bouchard (Department of Music and Performing Arts, Anglia Ruskin University), and Lois Keidan (Director, Live Art Development Agency), chaired by Prof. Bobbie Farsides (Brighton and Sussex Medical School).

    The White Building
    Unit 7, Queen's Yard
    White Post Lane
    E9 5EN

    3-6pm Performance by Martin O'Brien (free access)
    6-7pm Break
    7-8.30pm Panel discussion and Q&A (booking required, tickets: £5)

    This event is commissioned and produced by The Arts Catalyst in cooperation with SPACE c/o The White Building.
    The project ‘Trust Me I’m an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art/Science Collaboration’ is led by artist Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with Professor Bobbie Farsides in collaboration with the Waag Society.

  • Thu
    12:00pm - 12:00amKapelica Gallery, Kersnikova 4, SI-1000 Ljubljana.

    The performances by Špela Petrič will take place from Wednesday,10th September (12pm-12am) and Thursday, 11th September (10am-5pm) in Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana.

    The performances will last throughout the day, and the final performance will be followed by a discussion with ethics committee.

    Performances: 10 Sep, 2015, 12pm-12am
                                 11 Sep, 2015, 10am-5pm
    Panel discussion: 11 Sep, 2015, 6-8pm

    Kapelica Gallery
    Kersnikova 4
    SI-1000 Ljubljana

    The link to the event at Kapelica can be found here.

    The event is produced by Kapelica Gallery and supported by funding from Creative Europe, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana.

    The project Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europeis led by artist Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with ethicist Professor Bobbie Farsides. The project is run by Waag Society in collaboration with Brighton and Sussex Medical School, The Arts Catalyst, Ciant, Kapelica Gallery / Kersnikova, Medical Museion, Capsula and Leonardo Olats.

  • Thu
    7:00 pmCIANT Prague

    CIANT Prague is organizing the next installation of the Trust me, I’m an Artist series. An expert panel on ethical issues in science reflected and brought to light by art.

    Towards the future of the manipulation of organic life and artificial intelligence – exhibition and open expert panel on ethical issues in science reflected and brought to light by art.

    An ethical committee will hold an open public panel referring to exhibited new media installation. This group of experts will debate the ethical implications of the work raised by the new media art installation, and consider the implications for art, science and society.

    Read more about the event here.

    19:00 – Artists Presentation
    Ethical Discussion (artist not present)
    20:00 – Drinks and Networking (artist can return)
    21:00 – Wrap Up: Artist is told of the remarks and suggestions of committee
    Artist briefly replies
    Audience, ethics committee and audience respond

    Exhibiting artist: Ivor Diosi

    Committee members: Anna Dumitriu (UK, The University of Oxford), Bobbie Farsides (UK, Brighton and Sussex Medical School), Claudia Lastra (UK, The Arts Catalyst), Pavel Stopka (CZ, Charles University Prague)

    Participants of the debate: Pavel Smetana (CIANT), Prokop Bartoníček (CZ, Ex Post), Annick Bureaud (FR, Leonardo OLATS), Lucas Evers (NL, Waag Society), Aleksander Väljamäe (EE, Tallinn University), Marc Boonstra (NL, Waag Society), Espen Gangvig (NOR, TEKS)

    Host: Ondřej Cakl (CIANT)

    Venue: Ex Post, Příčná 1, Praha 1

    Language: English

    Prepared in the frame of Trust me, I’m an Artist EU project.