bloc // January 5, 2000

Bio-bloc: Science in Arts ⁄⁄

Date: June 1998
Venue:Chapter Arts Centre
Partner: Chapter Arts Centre | www.chapter.org
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This meeting addressed the rapid advances in scientific technologies and explored whether the arts, and more specifically installation related work, can supply a critical commentary on developments in biotechnology.

Outline:

This meeting aims to address issues such as: What are the effects of scientific and historical documentation and research on the fine arts? Can art only be a parasite in relation to science? Can artists avoid the impact of science/technology on their work and Should they? Why is science an expanding area within art practice? How does art stand in relation to the moral and political consequences of science?

Contributors:

Simon Robertshaw | Artist based in Liverpool

Dr. Royden Hunt | Organising Tutor in philosophy-related studies at the Department of Continuing Education, University of Cardiff.

Dr. Clive Cazeaux | Lecturer in Philosophy at UWIC

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