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BioArt a SciArt. Proplétání věcí, těl a technologií

Title in English BioArt and SciArt: Entanglements of Things, Bodies and Technologies


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sešit pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords bio art; life; biopower; body; life engineering
Description We are witnessing profound changes in our societies, changes mediated by and manifesting themselves through the emergence of various biotechnological, digital, and techno-scapes. This paper examines BioArt or biotechnological art, a term used to describe the work of artists who are often also scientists, geneticists, and biologists, and who are intrigued by working with living or semi-living tissues using cutting-edge biotechnologies. Many artists and performers use living cells, tissues, and genes to create, perform, and reprogram living things, and work with the specific imagination of the body and embodiment. BioArtists and BioArt laboratories question and challenge existing approaches to concepts of the human body, embodiment, and the asymmetries between subject and object, life and non-life, human and non-human. Drawing on works by François-Joseph Lapointe and Rachel Mayeri, the text analyses current forms and manifestations of power over life, or biopower, and the specific techno-rationality which imagines, classifies, and governs our societies today. (PDF) BioArt a SciArt. Proplétání věcí, těl a technologií/ BioArt and SciArt: Entanglements of Things, Bodies and Technologies.

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