images + videos
This exhibition with lab character wants to explore how science can be staged in complex arrangements of images, sketches and texts. Where is art in science and science in art? What unites and distinguishes artistic and scientific research approaches?
The research project "PhyChip" and the DIY Biolab of the Bauhaus-University Weimar present themselves at different stations showing artistic and research-based works with experimental character.
"Physarum Chip - Growing computer from Slime Mould" is an international research project funded by the European Commission within the FP7 'Future and Emerging Technologies " (2013-16). Content is i.a. to shape the foundations for the development of a 'computer' made from living organisms such as slime molds with the aim to use their inherent properties to solve problems. In combination with conventional electronic components this hybrid chip could improve certain processes and applications. Accordingly, the main colloborator is the laboratory macro organism Physarum polycephalum. The so-called slime mold is in its plasmodial state the largest protozoa in the world. As a biological curiosity, it serves as a model organism for network optimization. It can be interpreted as, actor ', that distributed solves geometric problems.
With the newly founded DIY Biolab at the chair design of media environments at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, the requirements for students of media art have been created to sit at a practical working with biotechnology developments apart. This is a unique situation for artists to acquire knowledge and technologies from the natural sciences, because it is biology, "which holds the media of the future" (Prof. Ursula Damm).
The exhibits of the Bauhaus Bio Werkstatt are still in process. They range from an experimental setup with living organisms, to lab diaries and documents to interactive installations on game mechanisms in acellular organisms.
curator: Theresa Schubert
with works by: Theresa Schubert, Jeff Jones, Smin Kim
support: Klaus Fritze
academic adviser: Prof. Ursula Damm
exhibition/furniture design: Theresa Schubert
wood work: Clinton Sheldon (betahaus)
Cynetart Festival Dresden, Nov 2015