Last Summer, curatorial research group Capsula embarked on the first of its Curated Expeditions, a series of research trips that engage with earthly phenomena through artistic investigation.
3 artists were invited to the scientific Zoo in Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia, in order to collaborate with scientists and other experts and study the impact of a total solar eclipse on animals and human beings
The Transgenic Pheasant Embryology Art and Science Laboratory taught by Adam Zaretsky at the University of Leiden was a hands-on perfomance art wet-lab aimed at stimulating a debate about the use of new biological methods for permanent alteration of genetic inheritance
Material Beliefs takes emerging biomedical and cybernetic technology out of labs and into public spaces. Its members use design as a tool for public engagement, a mean to stimulate discussion about the value and impact of these new technologies which blur the boundaries between our bodies and materials
Call for the presentation of projects where science, technology and art converge into prototypes and installations that use software, hardware and biology
A robot engraves a habitat for fungi while a team of architectural conservators trap dust and dirt in latex in order to preserve and display it like a precious shroud
Beer and lemonade, shampoo, medicine, munitions, cardiac valves, car paint and brake discs, matches, desserts and bubblegum, pills, bread, etc. Over three years, Christien Meindertsma tracked the products made from parts or even tiny particles of pigs. Her quest provided her with 187 products and led her to a tattoo artist, dentist, farmer and weapon specialist
Part of the pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food we ingest eventually end up in waste water. As treatment plants haven’t been designed to filter them, the content of our medicine cabinets are eventually passed into the water supply. In London, tap water comes from surface water which implies that traces of our medicine can end up in our drinking water. This results in local differences in tap water which reveals potential local city-body ecologies or biotopes