11 October 2008

Stellarc at de Waag

On 29 October, a new series of Sentient Creatures lectures will
start at KillerTV, hosted by the Canadian artist Graham Smith. For
this broadcast two artists have been invited to share their ideas and
present their work: Stelarc en Joe Davis.
More info: http://waag.org/news/40952

Sentient Creatures: Bio-art

Joe Davis was also part of the series in 2003. He is a research affiliate in the Department of Biology at MIT. He is an artist who has done extensive research in molecular biology and bioinformatics for the production of genetic databases and new biological art forms. He has also constructed sculptural installation pieces, working with laser fabrication in plastics, steel, and stone; laser teleoperator systems; and structural welding in mild steel.

Stelarc is an Australian-based performance artist whose work explores and extends the concept of the body and its relationship with technology through human-machine interfaces incorporating medical imaging, prosthetics, robotics, VR systems and the Internet. His project 'The Extra Ear' did draw a lot of attention.

29 October 2008 at 8 pm.
Space opens at 7.30 pm.

Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4,
1012 CR Amsterdam

Entrance is free. Livestream at:http://test.killertv.nl/?lang=en

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