Ecological robotics, biopolitics and creative practice

Image: Machine Wilderness by Theun Karelse

Image: Machine Wilderness by Theun Karelse

1–10 September 2017
Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania

Application deadline 5 July 2017
Application form online
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for all participants

 
The new MigAA laboratory is an artistic attempt to actualize the idea of arts in relation to life and politics or, to be more precise ‘biopolitics’.

Throughout the ecological sciences technology is being used to collect data; what is this data for? What new interactions between machine and nature might emerge? And what the fuck is a creative practice? This project will reference the change from an Uexküllian idea of state functioning as an organism, to the Hardt’s & Negri’s control concepts of life deployed through technologies.

The laboratory will make it possible for participants to collaborate with professional artists, curators, art critics and scientists, all contributing to an intensely creative process. The event will end with an open discussion and a public presentation of our results.

The laboratory will be facilitated by Artūras Raila from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Alan Smith from Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Hannes Brunner from Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, Mindaugas Gapševičius from Weimar Bauhaus University and Lina Rukevičiūtė from Institutio media.

The Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) platform is aimed at innovation and experience-exchange in art teaching and research. It is a network of European universities and independent organisations. Ecological robotics, biopolitics and creative practices event is organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts in collaboration with Allenheads Contemporary Arts and Institutio media, and is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture as well as the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

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