English version
Wersja polska

venue: Fabryka Sztuki, Tymienieckiego 3, Łódź
free entrance

::: 2.04.2013 (Tuesday)

7.00 p.m: lectures & panel discussion - Marco Donnarumma, Gerard Lebik, Maciej Ożóg

::: 3.04.2013 (Wednesday)


8.15 p.m: Maciej Ożóg - Transient Body/Liminal Space
9.00 p.m.:
Gerard Lebik - Tractography Neural Tracts Noise
10.00 p.m.:
Marco Donnarumma - Hypo Chrysos

Bios@Techne@ Art is the presentation of audio-visual performances in which physiological activity of the human body is not merely a subject of artistic exploration, but above all the material basis of artistic creation.

Artists who participate in the project use a variety of medical technologies (ECG, EEG, EMG, MMG and MRI) to monitor and read the body's physiological parameters. On the one hand bio signals are used for sonification and visualisation of an invisible, internal, visceral body’s activity and on the other they become source of data, which control audio and video software in the real time.
Artists create dynamic, interactive audio-visual performances which address a number of issues crucial to contemporary culture, such as: How does the development of biomedicine and biotechnology influence and determine the cultural perception of the human body? How does new biomedicine shape cultural conceptualisation of life and living organisms? Does the development of biotechnology influence evolution of categories such as: subjectivity, individuality, and personality? How can art interpret the achievements and challenges of science and technology? How do modern science and new technologies change the form of artistic practices?

MARCO DONNARUMMA will present a performance – Hypo Chrysos - action art for vexed body and biophysical media (Xth Sense technology). Xth Sense is a biophysical interactive system he designed himself for sonification and visualization of muscle tension (MMG - Mechanomyogram). At the same time bio signals control software instrument created in Pure Data to generate music and video in the real time.

GERARD LEBIK will present Tractography Neural Tracts Noise – a project in which he uses diffusion tensor imaging (a magnetic resonance imaging technique that enables the measurement of the restricted diffusion of water in tissue in order to produce neural tract images) to generate sound and visuals in the real time.

MACIEJ OŻÓG’s performance Transient Body/Liminal Space is based on the feedback loop between invisible activity of the human body and surrounding space of electromagnetic waves generated by various electronic devices such as: computer wireless networks, Bluetooth and cell phones. Bio signals technologies (ECG, EMR, MMG) are used for sonification of internal body’s functions and modified in the real time by external electromagnetic activity.

::: more information: www.biointerfaces.333flow.com

Organizer: Fundacja na Rzecz Kultury i Sztuki [su:p], Fabryka Sztuki

The project is co-funded by the City of Łódź Office.

Art Factory
Tymienieckiego 3
90-365 Lodz, Poland
phone/fax: 48 42 646 88 65

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