Our practice at the intersection of visual art and biology, with overlaps in botany, anthropology, landscape architecture, geology, and philosophy, aims to explore new paradigms of knowledge based on the understanding of the biological perspective of life and existence for both non-human species and humans.
The fascinating processes underlining non-human life can contribute to better understanding of human existence, behavior and culture. We engage audiences with discussions, talks and exhibitions.
- Life Discussions
- Centre for Contemporary Art
- Prague, Czech Republic
- March 12, 2022
List of speakers:
Adam Vackar and Jindrich Brejcha
Introduction, Transparent Eyeball
Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden
UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, London, UK
Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Scientist, Natural History Museum, London, UK
Visual artist, Amsterdam
Michael J. Ryan
Professor, University of Texas in Austin
Curator at the Serpentine gallery, London, UK
Scientist, Academy of Sciences, Prague
Life Discussions aims to bring new perspectives on how artists, art theorists and biologists can engage together in a collaborative insight into the relation between biological principles that drive our own creativity and our need to communicate. We want to build our understanding on solutions that life on Earth offers.
Today’s environmental issues are often complex. Finding effective strategies that encourage public awareness and stewardship are paramount for long-term conservation of species and ecosystems. Artists and biologists combined approach thrives to disseminate knowledge about ecology to non-specialists through novel art-science participatory research.
We invited internationally renowed scientists, artists and theoreticians to discuss the evolutionary driven process of art-making as well as to show that humans are inseparable part of the natural world and share planet with other beings with completely different interests and perception.
The lectures are pondering around questions of invasiveness among among plants and humans, beauty as a biological concept, public interventions related to environement, non-human perspective, the total difference of perception of the world we take as granted by Mantis shrimp, species with the most developped sight of all known beings and other themes.
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