Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen
Strecker, Lucie wiss. Mitarb. MMag.
|The german artist Lucie Strecker will give an artist work about her FWF Elise-Richter PEEK research project „The Performative
Biofact“ on November, 14th 2017 (when/where?)
Since the 20th century the relationship between ecology and the arts has become increasingly crucial to various concepts of
performativity. From this relationship training- and working systems developed, like biomechanics, somatic dance techniques
or even psychological realistic acting methods (Giannachi and Steward 2005). As the life sciences have fundamentally changed
what is understood by the terms nature and ecology, however, this relationship is to be rethought throughout this project
and practically researched, because the Aristotelian demarcation between nature and technology as a separation between what
grows and what does not is no longer valid as the Philosopher and Biologist Nicole C. Karafyllis explains. She further states
that as a result of the methods of agri-technology and biotechnology such as genetic engineering or cloning, life forms can
to a great extent also be artificial or technological.
The canon of ideas of new materialism, and in particular the theories of the scientist Karen Barad, who questions the dichotomy
between ontology and epistemology, open up new perspectives on the relationship between material and performativity, which
have previously only been partially taken into account in the field of performative practice.
With the design of an experimental process and the provocative production of a semi-artificial, semi-natural being and the
equal treatment of apperatuses, humans and non-humans this artistic research questions the history that the performative production
of material goes back to and how its alteration through technological renewal will in future change our understanding of ecology
and performance art.
|Titel der Veranstaltung:
||Seminar: Molecular Aesthetics: Living Systems in Art and Biology
|Titel des Vortrags:
||The Performative Biofact (Vortrag auf Einladung)