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michelle on Tue, 19 May 2009 12:33:52 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Come throw seeds bombs and create new DNA with bio-artist Adam Zaretsky at VASTAL



VASTAL, VivoArts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd., is a temporary research and education institute of Adam Zaretsky and Waag Society. Zaretsky uses living organisms in his art: he lets bacteria dance to music and offered H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander a breeding facility for orange pheasants. His work is both scientific and theatrical and takes place on stage as well as in the public space. Zaretsky's work reflects on the impact of new technology on our society.

Life Sciences are seen as breakthrough technology. But as the research after and the use of, the genome - the code of life - for the medical, agricultural and military industries moves on, why not genomics for art?

Hardware, software and wetware (the genetic building blocks of living organisms) are combined in new applications that raise urgent questions about aesthetics and ethics, about usefulness and necessity, about the borders between life and death, between art and science.

VASTAL organizes several courses, lectures and performances during 2009. All courses, lectures and performances are in co-operation with Adam Zaretksy and other internationally acclaimed artists. The entrance is free for all events.

COURSES
All courses are held on a Saturday, from 13.00-17.00 hrs. Reservation is mandatory through: info {AT} vastal.eu <mailto:info {AT} vastal.eu>.

* May 23: EcoArt, with Boo Chapple and Theun Karelse. * May 30: Organic Hybrid DNA Isolation, with Patrick Faas and Marije Vogelzang. Location: outside on the Nieuwmarkt, please come and visit even if you don't register for the course!

LECTURES
The lectures are all held on Tuesdays, from 20.00-22.00 hrs.

   * May 26: EcoArt, with speakers: Andy Gracie and Brandon Ballengée
* June 2: Radical Food, with speakers: Patrick Faas and Michiel Korthals

LOCATION
Alle courses and lectures, unless otherwise indicated, take place at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag:
Theatrum Anatomicum
Waag Society
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

More courses, lectures, and events in September and November.

More information:
vastal.eu
waag.org/vivalavivo
emutagen.com



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