The second Bio Art Hangout Kitchen Series “White Cube, Black Box, Greenhouse,” features curator and scholar Jens Hauser as he tunes in from Paris, France.
Join us using a virtual background that reflects what greenness means to you. Download a sample greenscreen on IOTA’s website or during the Bio Art Hangout. Do you have a bio art object you want to show and tell the group about during the virtual tour – bring it!
How does one present or collect bio artwork….?
Hauser’s research examines micro-performative practices beyond the human scale, to emphasize biological agencies at a microscopic level. Hauser will discuss experimental strategies for curating art with biomedia, from the allegedly neutral white cubes and black boxes to greenhouses, while giving a tour of his personal collection of bio art artifacts. Hauser will give insights into his latest research on microperformativity, and disentangle the notions of “aliveness,” “naturalness,” and “greenness” based on thirty years of research into the colour green.
How do algae, bacteria, and other biological materials become performers in bio artworks? Hear Jens Hauser tackle this question and more in our upcoming Bio Art Hangout.
In 1990, Hauser wrote a short column in a local newspaper about a public artwork by artist Peter Gosda in Geisecke, Germany. It inspired decades-long research and interest in all things ‘green’.
(excerpt from article) “Artificial wooden pyramids are no alternatives to the tree
So now they are standing, the artificial art trees, which were discussed so artificially fiercely in advance. Cypress-shaped wooden pyramids, three meters high, fifteen in number and in one row; brightly painted in the colors red, white, gray, black, yellow and blue – naturally, not in green, because a tree in green would not be art.”
Look for this Performance Research new issue launching 31 October 2020:
Issue editors: Jens Hauser & Lucie Strecker, VOLUME 25 ISSUE 3