Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology On-line summer courses UOC-Online summer course on digital art curatorial UOC
06
Jul
2010
29
Jul
2010
On-line summer courses UOC-LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Teachers seminar 4th and 5th March 2010
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology Innovation in digital art and culture
29
Jun
2009
29
Jul
2009
This summer course is conceived to study the ongoing changes and transformations in contemporary art and cultural production under the influence of information and communication technologies
summerlab 2010. Image: Noé Baranda
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 Pau Alsina
Director of the Postgraduate programme in cultural innovation UOC-LABoral
International symposium: media libraries and archives for 21st century. Image: Noé Baranda
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 Pau Waelder
Born in Palma, Spain, 1974. Art critic and freelance curator.
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology
22
Feb
2011
09
Mar
2011
In collaboration with UOC
Simposio Feedforward. Image: Piru de la Puente

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

In collaboration with UOC

23
Feb
2011
10
Mar
2011
Venue: Virtual campus UOC
Seminar: plagues, monsters, chimeras: art, biology and technology

Simposio Feedforward. Image: Piru de la Puente

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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Postgraduate course UOC-LABoral

Postgraduate course in cultural innovation programme

 

 

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