Theresa Schubert and Andrew Adamatzky are the two editors of the book Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art, a book that gives deep insight into the work of a series of artists, established and not, who work at the frontiers of art where the border between artistic and scientific research becomes blurry
The visitors of “SIN”, Mario de Vega’s first solo exhibition (1979, Mexico City) which opened on June 20th at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in Mexico City, were requested to first read a sheet with pieces of information on the installations in that exhibition, in order to then sign a declaration of having read and understood the text, of not having recently undergone a surgery operation, as well as of not suffering health problems or upset such as high blood pressure, heart problems, general hypersensitivity, panic attacks, or epilepsy.
In the series Dialogues on “Bioart”, I will speak about these and other issues with curators, artists, cultural workers and other professionals who deal with "Bioart" in different ways and have been working in this field for a number of years. Through these interviews, I not only want to present them and their work, but also to shed light on their various viewpoints on, and relevant experiences with, the issues being addressed in the so-called "Bioart", in order to bring all this into line with the larger context of the analysis of what "Bioart" as well as the connected issues and questions, actually are
With the upcoming edition in 2012, the festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary by introducing not only the new Artistic Director, Kristoffer Gansing, but also a new project called reSource for transmedial culture, developed and curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. The theme of transmediale 2012 will be in/compatible, which in various ways will lead the visitors back in time to the very beginnings of the festival and will project her towards the future of our digital age.