Dmitry Prigov (b.1940, Moscow, Russia) ::: Article

Poet, essay writer, artist, performer. Started his literary and artistic activities in the late 1950s. Author of numerous publications in magazines, literary miscellanies, catalogues and contemporary poetry anthologies, poetry books, essays and prose, issued by Russian and foreign publishing houses. Recent poetry books: "50 Drops of Blood" (Moscow: Argo-Risk, 1994), "Emergence of Verse After its Death" (Moscow: Text, 1995), "Militiaman and Others" (Moscow: Obscuri Viri, 1996), "Der Milizionar und die Anderen" (Leipzig: Reclam Verlag, 1992), "Les flauves de la vie" (Paris: Triptyque, LRS-AMGA, 1994), "Soviet Texts - 1979-84" (St. Petersburg: Limbach Publishing House, 1997), "Written since 1990 till 1994" (Moscow: NLO, 1998). Conducted a number of solo exhibitions at the Struve Gallery (Chicago), the Contemporary Art Center (Saint Louis, 1989), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1991), the DAAD Gallery (Berlin, 1991), the Guelman Gallery (Moscow, 1994), the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, 1994), the Luedwig Museum (Budapest, 1995), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1995),the Muelcheim Museum (Muelcheim-on-Ruhr, 1995) and others; conducted a number of poetry readings and lectures on contemporary Russian art and literature at the Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Ohio and other universities (USA), London and Cambridge Universities Colleges (Great Britain), at the universities of Munich, Frankfurt, Bochum, Bremen (Germany) and others. Participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions. He is a laureate of various prizes, rewards and awards, including the Pushkin Prize for literature (Topfer-Foundation and Russian PEN Club, 1994), the German Academy of Art Award (1991), also First Prize winner at the Paper Biennial (Duren, 1994).






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CONTENTS:

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.
VIII. P.S.

Dmitry Prigov. Speaking of Unutterable.

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