Agar Agar

Exhibition of students of Media Environments at >top Schillerpalais in Berlin, 9 April 2016.

Students who participated in the BioArt course at GMU presented their recent works at the >top Schillerpalais. The BioArt course was designed as an introduction to work with live tissues, bacteria, mycelium, plants and other organisms. During the theoretical part we have discussed artworks in relation to BioArt, considering them in regard to up to date discourses ranging from interspecies collaboration to plant communication to symbiotic relationships to transgenic organisms. In addition we have been working with non-living systems showing life-like properties like crystal growing and automata patterns. Work in the biolab focused on the analysis of living systems (bacteria, slime molds, yeasts, protists, etc.) and their relations to habitat. Living and non-living systems have been considered while sensing and recording their shifts with the help of microscopes and cameras, analyzing and interacting with them while bridging with electronics and computers, and sharing and documenting experiments online and on paper.

The exhibition was kindly supported by the Bauhaus University Weimar and its Media Environments chair (Prof. Ursula Damm).

Participants: Leon Billerbeck, Christian Doeller, Liese Endler, Ioannis Oriwol, Azucena Sanchez, Iremnur Tokac, Trina Ukmata, Tim Vischer

Lecturer: Mindaugas Gapsevicius