The Agency, Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky : Medusa Bionic Rise
Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble


With: The Agency, Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa Braslavsky 

During their research for ›Medusa Bionic Rise‹, The Agency worked with the sociologist Paula-­Irene Villa, among others. The futuristic setting of the work was created on the basis of their conversations — a techno gym for self­-optimization through biohacking and pharmaceutical doping. Together with Paula­Irene Villa, the artists discuss the body in the present day and its changeability on technical, biological and discursive levels. What does physicality mean in a world of absolute self-­optimization?

In the framework of: Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble (10. – 14.07.2019) 
The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment—what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? ›Blue Skies‹ is a festival series conceived to run over several years that invites us to think together. The first edition took place at PACT from July 10 to July 14 under the title ›Bodies in Trouble‹ encompassing performances and contemporary art works, panels, discussions and workshops.

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