05 PM | 14 May

Beehave exhibition in #Barcelona ~ how #bees intersect with a #City [#geekgirl]

The Fundació Joan Miró presents Beehave, a project that draws on contemporary artists’ interest in honey bees and the key role these insects play in the planet’s environmental balance.

Curated by Martina Millà, the Programming and Projects Director at the Fundació Joan Miró, Beehave begins at the museum with an exhibition based on immersive installations that invite visitors to connect with the world of these insects, with which we share an age-old bond.

With the aim of sparking a citizen debate about the coexistence of humans and bees in urban settings. More than twenty artists of ten different nationalities are presenting close to sixty pieces in the Fundació and at fifteen locations in Barcelona. Most of these works have been produced specifically for the show and range from paintings to sculptures, photographs, videos, interventions, multimedia installations and performances.

The project, developed in collaboration with the Banc Sabadell Foundation and with support from Torrons i Mel Alemany, the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB) and Kunsthaus Baselland, will be travelling to this venue in Switzerland in September. Source: Beehave exhibition info

Closes 21st of May, 2018

05 PM | 14 May

“The Summit” an #experimental #performance about #AI & #Transhumanism [#geekgirl]

The Summit - Teaser from Arboretum Productions on Vimeo.

As the global elite prepare to abandon their bodies and upload themselves into the virtual beyond, a malfunctioning Empathy A.I. is mistakenly assigned to assist with the procedure, but instead unwittingly inspires a bodily-bacchanal for the ages.

The Summit is an experimental performance written, directed, and designed by Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder—a former SymbioticA artist-in-residence—and Christian Scheider, commissioned by the Guild Hall Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Upcoming Performance | Occurs: 31 August + 1-2, 4-8, 9 September 2018 | Guild Hall | East Hampton, US

Source: The Summit

04 PM | 01 May

Tarsh Bates: #Queer human #microbiopolitics (#biology #sex #culture) [#geekgirl]

Candida albicans

Image attribute: Candida albicans scanning electron micrograph 2014 Tarsh Bates

What does it mean to be human when we recognise our bodies as multispecies ecologies?

My research explores the intimate and fraught contact zones of biology, aesthetics, culture and care between Homo sapiens and Candida albicans, the yeast commonly known as thrush. C. albicans is one of the hundreds of viral/bacterial/fungal/insect species dwelling in the complex ecology that is the human body. I consider the human body as a queer ecology, a complex and diverse entanglement of relationships between H. sapiensCandida albicans, other microbes, culture and technology.

Queer ecologies disrupt the mutually constitutive apparatuses of “nature” and “sexuality,” and reconfigure the entanglements of biology, sex, sexuality, intimacy, affiliation, geography, geology, ecology, culture and technology (Sandilands 2016). This figuration enables me to explore how CandidaHomo relationships are constituted and who gets to be at the table, when and where. The human body is a profligate beat of myriad more–than–human sexualities, where human cells and microbes, including C. albicans, replicate, procreate and propagate.

Source: The Seed Box via SymbioticA