Be it in art, design, or science, how can we create with “the living”? How can we deal with living or partially living systems or organisms that require us to rethink the relationships among humans, non-humans, and environments?
Because the very notion of “life” is now difficult to define, putting into action living forms calls for new types of cooperation between artistic and scientific disciplines.
“To Compose with the Living”: symposium with Monika Bakke, Thierry Bardini, Laurence Baudelot, Sonja Baumel, Marie-Ange Brayer, Samuel Bianchini, Oron Catts, Natsai Chieza, Peter Fratzl, Jens Hauser, Allison Kudla, François-Joseph Lapointe, Martin Müller, Miroslav Radman, and Wolfgang Schäffner.
Session 1 – Fundamentals: issues and some historical and current practices and reflections in which we can see “life” situated at the crossroads of arts, design, and science.
Session 2 – Research and creation: exchanges among artists, designers, and scientists based on the research they have carried out, from investigations into new materials to practices with living organisms.
Session 3 – Matter for reflection: or “how to lay the foundations of a new material culture.” Four speakers (artist, philosopher, biologist, and cultural theorist) provide cross-cutting points of view from their fields.
DISSECT evening: a multidisciplinary discussion, part round table and part “live” show, with contemporary works of art and design, staged in a specific scenic setting, where living matter and life are discussed.
A Vertigo Forum event organized by Ircam as part of “Mutations / Creations 3” in connection with the “Designing the Living” exhibition.