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BioFacts

BioFacts

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BioFacts consists of a series of artistic research work-labs during 2020, open for artists and practitioners from Finland and abroad. The program will introduce fundamental techniques of working with biological arts and serve as a vehicle to discuss art and science, materials, techniques, safety and policy, biopolitics, ethics as well as artistic examples through hands on work. We will work with yeast, bacteria, algae, single cell organisms, plants and DNA, introduce how to build DIY equipment as well as on conceptional, artistic questions and discuss issues of working with living material in exhibitions as well as curatorial strategies. The worklabs will take place in the SOLU space of the Bioart Society in Helsinki. Biotechnology and Life Sciences have become key-technologies. An increasing number of artists are interested in how those technologies transform our everyday life. We organize this program so artists have the possibility to familiarize themselves with the principles to be able to produce informed cultural responses and public awareness and discussion through artistic work.