David Kremers (b.1960, Colorado, USA) ::: Article

Conceptual artist, essay writer, researcher. Viewing the modern technology as a synthetic form of life, he links the logic of biology to hypermedia, synthetic life and immersive reality. Conducted several solo exhibitions in the USA and abroad, incl. "Equation Paintings" (Los Angeles, 1990), "Reality Paintings" (Brussels, 1991), "Biogenetic Paintings" (Cologne, 1992), "An Intervention into the Aesthetic of a Young Artist's First Show" (Santa Monica, 1993), "Studio Visits" (San Francisco, 1995), "Moca html/vrml" (UCLA, 1997), "Davidkremers Greatest Hits Version 4.0" (Los Angeles, 1998), "microMACRO: theexpandinglandscape" (Zeewolde, 2001), "developmental" (Beetsterzwaag, 2001). Artworks are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), the Denver Art Museum (Denver), the Hammer Museum / Grunwald Center for the arts (UCLA) and others; and in the Zeewolde natural landscape (the Netherlands). Published his essays on conceptual activity within bioart in different contemporary art magazines and exhibition catalogues, incl. "Science Fair" (Thomas Solomon Gallery, 1993), "Genetische Kunst - Kunstlisches Leben" (Vienna: PVS Verleger, 1993), "microMACRO: theexpandinglandscape" (Zeewolde: VALN, 2001). His activity was featured in mass media ("San Francisco Chronicle", "Los Angeles Times", "The Independent", "NRC Handelsblad" etc.); in the world art press ("Artnews", "Tema Celeste", "Artpress", "Art Papers Magazine", "Art Issues", "Kunstforum International", etc.); and in science magazines ("Science", etc.). Intensively teaches and delivers lectures.


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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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