Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology Postgraduate course in Cultural Innovation: arts, digital media and popular culture
19
Oct
2010
30
May
2011
The postgraduate course in Cultural Innovation: arts, digital media and popular culture provides the basic concepts needed to understand and analyse the changes and transformations related to culture and society as well as knowledge about new artistic and contemporary cultural productions that have been transformed by information and communication technologies, the dynamism of cultural industries and globalization.
Pablo Valbuena. Light and architecture workshop. Image: Marcos Morilla
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology Open educational courses with UOC
20
Jan
2011
30
Dec
2011
This programme offers an educational review of Innovation in culture and digital art, analysing the basic issues in this field. Dates: to be confirmed.
Pablo Valbuena. Light and architecture workshop.Image: Marcos Morilla
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
UOC-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and LABoral are conjointly organising a programme, including online courses and a postgraduate programme.
UOC
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology
06
Jul
2010
29
Jul
2010
In collaboration with UOC
Teacher seminar 4th and 5th March 2010. Image: Noé Baranda

Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology

In collaboration with UOC

7
Jul
2010
30
Jul
2010
Venue: Virtual UOC campus
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology

Teacher seminar 4th and 5th March 2010. Image: Noé Baranda

Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology

This course examines the relationship between art and life sciences through the fantasies associated with the dreams of transforming or modifying nature and the living, specifically through the fear of plagues, the fascination with the creation of monsters or the endeavour to conjure up chimeras.


If the history of humankind is dotted with references to plagues, monsters and chimeras in the popular imaginary, at the current moment in time we find a growing number of artists using plants, cells, genes and other biological materials in and for their creations. Practitioners creating eco-installations in the environment and alterations in the landscape to remind us of the importance of our surrounding environment. From a humanist approach, they all contribute to the key issues of recent decades, such as how we construct ourselves as subjects in our techno-scientific society.

Art has always played a hinge role in the change of perception of our environment. Art’s relationship with science leads to practices looking to impinge on the social, ethical and epistemological domains of contemporaneity. Nowadays, divesting life sciences of their practical function and recontextualising them in aesthetic forms, we are exploring the frontiers between nature and art.

 

Professors: Raquel Rennó and Pau Alsina



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