subRosa ::: Article

Artists, activists. The group consists of Faith Wilding, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, Laleh Mehran, Christina Hung. subRosa produces art events, activist campaigns and projects, sneak attacks, publications, media interventions, and public forums that address aspects of technology, gender, and difference; feminism and global capital; new bio- and medical technologies and women's health. The group defines itself as a cyberfeminist cell of cultural researchers committed to combining art, activism, and politics to explore and critique the intersections of digital information and biotechnologies on women's bodies, lives, and work. Authors of several publications and manifests, incl. "The Biotech Sex and Gender Workbook" (2001), "Expo EmmaGenics: Guide to the Expo" (2001), "Domain Errors! Cyberfeminist Practices" (Autonomedia, 2002) and such publications in magazines as "The Economies of Art" (Nparadoxa, 8/200l), "Stolen Rhetoric: The Appropriation of Choice by ART Industries" (Kunstforum International, 157/2001). The group presented its projects at the following exhibitions: "Die Verletzte Diva" (Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2001), "Fusion: Artists in a Research Environment" (Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000), Expo 2000 (IFU exposition, Hanover, 2000), Intermediale Festival (Mainz, 2001), Ars Electronica (Linz, 2001), "Welcome to the Revolution" (Zurich, 2001) and others. Performances and lectures held at different international conferences, incl. Performative Sites Conference (Penn State University, 2000), 7th International Performance Studies Conference (Mainz, 2001), the International Sculpture Conference (Pittsburgh, 2001) and others. Currently the group develops its project "Knowing Bodies" sponsored by St. Norbert's Art and Cultural Center (Winnipeg, Canada).


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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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