New Media Scotland & Stills are pleased to announce that you can now
Designer Bodies: Towards The Posthuman Condition
An International Symposium presented by New Media Scotland & Stills
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: Gymnasium | 75 Belford Road,
Saturday, 3rd April 2004 10:30am 6pm
£15 / £10 concessions (includes refreshments and buffet lunch)
Early booking essential due to limited seating.
Please register using the form, available from the New Media Scotland
For further enquires please contact Stills: 0131 622 6200
The symposium aims to unravel the aesthetics, ethics and future of
biosciences. Do works of art inspired by new scientific insights into
genetics explore the posthuman condition? Do biomedical science and
genetics have a similar creative impact on contemporary art to that of
anatomy during the Renaissance? What are the implications for artists
using DNA and genetically modified organisms as their media of choice?
How do we view today's alliances of science and art?
- award-winning artists Christine Borland, Gina Czarnecki, Gair Dunlop
- Jens Hauser, Curator of L'Art Biotech, France - the first festival of
biotechnological living art
- Steve Kurtz, Critical Art Ensemble, USA an artists' collective
dedicated to exploring the intersection between art, technology,
politics and critical theory
- Dr. Keith Skene, a scientist working in Environmental and Applied
Biology, University of Dundee
- Dr. Warren Neidich, USA - a neuroscientist and Lecturer in
Neuroaesthetics, Goldsmiths College, London
- Dr. Alan Bleakley, Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Medical
Education, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro & Peninsula Medical School,
- Hannah Redler, Energy Project Leader, Science Museum, London
- Bronac Ferran, Director of Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts Council
The related exhibition, Designer Bodies shows at Stills from 3rd April
6th June 2004. Artists Christine Borland, Gina Czarnecki, Jacqueline
Donachie and Gair Dunlop use photography, film and digital media to
explore the implications of genetics for disease treatment, human
bioderversity, social perceptions and species boundaries. The resulting
works spark excitement, fear and awe.
Symposium organised by New Media Scotland and Stills, Edinburgh. In
association with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Edinburgh
International Science Festival; London Science Museum and Arts Catalyst
- the Science and Art Agency. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council,
Arts Council England and Edinburgh City Council.
Exhibition organised by New Media Scotland and Stills, Edinburgh.
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova. In association with Edinburgh International
Science Festival, Clean Rooms, Arts Catalyst - the Science and Art
Agency, Dundee University, Rfelmedia, Quigen, Sean Kelly Gallery, New
York; Lisson Gallery, London; University of Abertay, Dundee; University
of Glasgow; Prelinger Archive. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council,
Arts Council England, Edinburgh City Council, Gulbenkian Foundation and
the Wellcome Trust.
New Media Scotland
P.O. Box 23434, Edinburgh EH7 5SZ
Tel. +44 131 477 3774
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