With: Heather Dewey-Hagborg Moderation: Nada Schroer
The transdisciplinary artist and educator Heather DeweyHagborg is known for her critical and research-based practice, which also incorporates biohacking. She garnered international attention with her biopolitical art project ›Stranger Visions‹ (2012—14), which consists of a series of portrait sculptures based on the analysis of the DNA found in discarded objects, such as hair, cigarettes and gum. With her experimental film documentary ›T3511‹, shown in the festival exhibition, she continues her look at the genetic evaluation of seemingly anonymous biomaterials, which then become a source of erotic obsession. In this artist talk Dewey-Hagborg discusses her approaches and current projects.
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.