Heather Dewey-Hagborg: Artist Talk
Blue Skies - Bodies in Trouble

Category
Blues Skies,
Documentation

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.