Entangling Art & Biology: Bioart & Beyond
Roundtable Moderated by Meredith Tromble
Panel Chair: Patricia Olynyk
College Art Association Conference
New York, NY
Arnaud Gerspacher, Anna Sokolina: What buried histories of exchange between art and biology are being unearthed?
Jennifer Johung, Jane Prophet: How can “bioart” escape sharing a reductionist approach with the “biotechnology” it critiques?
Dorothy Santos, Adam Zaretsky: What would it mean to “queer” art and biology?
Rachel Mayeri, Liselot van der Heijden: What do artists working with interspecies communication have to offer biology and vice versa?
Meredith Tromble, Laura Splan: Can art and biology be entangled in such a way to support life’s flourishing?
Patricia Olynyk, Charissa Terranova: How does synthetic biology open architecture and design onto new horizons of practice?
Presented in conjunction with the publication of
The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art & Architecture
Edited by Charissa N. Terranova and Meredith Tromble
Blood Scarf (Laura Splan, 2002) featured in Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices, "From Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings", by Dorothy Santos