Suzanne Anker (US) - Bio art

Prague - October 30, 2012

On the intersection of art and the biological sciences.

Suzanne Anker, a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences talks about what attracts her the most to this topic. Later on she mentions her recent collaboration with Sarah Franklin /an anthropologist and a head of the social sciences and sociology at the Cambridge university in Uk/ who she wrote the text with concerning with the theme of new reproductive technologies.

What you can kind of see in the 21st century is that the alterations in life and live forms are having profound effect on everything we are doing. So from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the medicine we take to the art we make.

She talks about the projects she is currently working on and the other issues she is interested in such as molecular cuisine or the way in which the food science has now created multi sensual pleasure, as well as being able to transform the ordinary food into something what is much more tastier. As she is chairing Fine Arts Department of School of Visual Arts in NYC she talks about her students who are particularly interested in the issues of sustainability, relation between art and ecology and even the relationship between art and technology. She ends up with her vision of the 22nd century as a century of multi planetary kind of existence, what would be very exciting.




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