Melentie Pandilovski (b.1963, Skopje, Macedonia) ::: Article

Artist, curator. In 1991 graduated from the Faculty of History of Art with Archeology, the St. Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia). He has conducted several solo exhibitions and art projects showed in Macedonia and abroad. Since 1994 has been director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Skopje. Curated numerous contemporary art projects and exhibitions, incl. "Icon on Silver" (CD ROM art, Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Skopje, 1995), "Laika the True Story" (within the festival of web-design "Refresh", 1996), "Seeing the Sound" (within 20th century music festival "Synthesis", Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, 1997), "Artists & Refugees" (Museum of the City of Skopje, 1999), "VRML ART 2000" (together with K. Dudesek and K. R. Huffman, Monterey, California, 2000) and others. Organizer and curator of the annual electronic arts fair "SEAFair" (Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje), one of the largest European forums, devoted to the new technologies art. The fair topics were "Altering Visions on the Net" (Internet art, 1997), "Communing" (V.R., www, CD-ROM art, 1998), "e-FUSION" (V.R.M.L art, 1999), "Society and Genomic Culture" (2001), "Cultural Transformation - Consciousness and New Technologies" (Sci-Art, 2003). Coordinator of "BAN" - Balkan Art Network (; over 50 art institutions from South East Europe), and "SEECAN" - South East European Contemporary Art Network (; over 300 members). Held lectures and presentations, embracing current issues in the electronic arts in Macedonia, at various conferences, festivals and symposiums internationally, incl. Bulgaria, Holland, Romania, Albania, Moldavia, USA, Austria, Greece and others.


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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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