The ART4MED Creative Europe project centers at the intersection of art, health, and biomedical research. During 2021-2022, ART4MED takes the form of extended residencies, a series of workshops, seminars, and exhibitions in Finland and across Europe.
ART4MED addresses questions such as: What kind of artistic approaches can deal with such complex issues as health and biomedicine, and what are successful strategies for production and presentation? How can we share good practices and methodologies for cross-disciplinary collaboration? How can we consolidate and broaden the networks of contemporary cultural operators dealing with health and biomedical research? How can we disseminate this content beyond our immediate peer networks? How can art improve awareness of the wider public on issues of health and care?
Bioart Society collaborates with Emilia Tikka, transdisciplinary designer and researcher, who is working on a new project titled Xeno-Optimizations for Arctic Survival.
"Speculating on biomedical enhancement and posthuman survival in more-than-human worlds of the Finnish Arctic as global warming advances two times faster in arctic areas, radical re-imaginings of human-nature- technology relations are urgently required. Non-occidental cosmologies will form a frame for collaborative technoscientific speculations, critically engaging with questions of biomedical use of the genome-editing technology CRISPR and more-than-human survival in the era of climate crisis."
ART4MED is a collaboration between Makery (FR), Waag (NL), Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology (DK), Bioart Society (FI), and Kersnikova (SI). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
To read more about ART4MED and its projects, visit https://art4med.eu/.