Oron Catts (b.1967, Finland) ::: Article

Artist, curator. His activity focuses on the interaction of design and biologically derived technologies. Founder and art director of "SymbioticA" - the research laboratory at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia). Founder of the Tissue Culture and Art Project (1996), an integrated research within contemporary art involving tissue technologies. The project was represented at a number of contemporary art exhibitions and festivals, including the following ones: Melbourne International Festival (Melbourne, 1998), Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul (Porto Alegre, 1999), Perth International Arts Festival (Perth, 2000), Ars Electronica (Linz, 2000 и 2001), Deluxe Media Art (Sydney, 2000), Adelaide Biennale of Australian Arts (Adelaide, 2002), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck, 2003) and others. His writings on wet media were published in scientific and art magazines, incl. "Tissue Engineering" (Vol. 6 No. 6, 2000), "Thresholds Magazine" (No.24, 2002), "Leonardo Magazine" (35:4, 2002) and others. Took part in international contemporary art conferences in USA, Canada, France, Austria, Great Britain and others. Lectures and presentations conducted at museum venues and such educational institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston), the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), the Oxford University (Oxford) and others. Research fellow at the Tissue Engineering & Organ Fabrication Laboratory, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Medical School (2000-2001, USA). Organizer and curator of the international exhibition "BioFeel" and the scientific symposium "The Aesthetics of Care?" within the frameworks of Biannual of Electronic Arts (Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, 2002).


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I. LABORATORY: science and technology

Svetlana Borinskaya. Genomics and Biotechnology: Science at the Beginning of the Third Millennium.

Mikhail Gelfand. Computational Genomics: from the Wet Lab to Computer and Back.

Irina Grigorjan, Vsevolod Makeev. Biochips and Industrial Biology.

Valery Shumakov, Alexander Tonevitsky. Xenotransplantation as a Scientific and Ethic Problem.

Abraham Iojrish. Legal Aspects of Gene Engineering.

Pavel Tishchenko. Genomics: New Science in the New Cultural Situation.
II. FORUM: society and genomic culture

Eugene Thacker. Darwin's Waiting Room.

Critical Art Ensemble. The Promissory Rhetoric of Biotechnology in the Public Sphere.

SubRosa. Sex and Gender in the Biotech Century.

Ricardo Dominguez. Nano-Fest Destiny 3.0: Fragments from the Post-Biotech Era.

Birgit Richard. Clones and Doppelgangers. Multiplications and Reproductions of the Self in Film.

Sven Druehl. Chimaera Phylogeny: From Antiquity to the Present.
III. TOPOLOGY: from biopolitics to bioaesthetics

Boris Groys. Art in the Age of Biopolitics.

Stephen Wilson. Art and Science as Cultural Acts.

Melentie Pandilovski. On the Phenomenology of Consciousness, Technology, and Genetic Culture.

Roy Ascott. Interactive Art: Doorway to the Post-Biological Culture.
IV. INTERACTION CODE: artificial life

Mark Bedau. Artificial Life Illuminates Human Hyper-creativity.

Louis Bec. Artificial Life under Tension.

Alan Dorin. Virtual Animals in Virtual Environments.

Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau. The Application of Artificial Life to Interactive Computer Installations.
V. MODERN THEATRE: ars genetica

George Gessert. A History of Art Involving DNA.

Kathleen Rogers. The Imagination of Matter.

Brandon Ballengee. The Origins of Artificial Selection.

Marta de Menezes. The Laboratory as an Art Studio.

Adam Zaretsky. Workhorse Zoo Art and Bioethics Quiz.
VI. IMAGE TECHNOLOGY: ars chimaera

Joe Davis. Monsters, Maps, Signals and Codes.

David Kremers. The Delbruck Paradox. Version 3.0.

Eduardo Kac. GFP Bunny.

Dmitry Bulatov. Ars Chimaera.

Valery Podoroga. Rene Descartes and Ars Chimaera.
VII. METABOLA: tissue culture and art

Ionat Zurr. Complicating Notions of Life - Semi-Living Entities.

Oron Catts. Fragments of Designed Life - the Wet Palette of Tissue Engineering.

Dmitry Prigov. Speaking of Unutterable.

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