Guided tour of the "Living object" exhibition
The exhibition of visual, audio and interactive installations was produced by established female artists Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič and Polona Tratnik who have been active at the cross-section of art, science and technology for decades, within the broad and often controversial concept of “BioArt”.
Presented at high-profile international shows and platforms of contemporary art, their projects combine biotechnological sciences, evolution and artificial intelligence with discursive and theoretical strategies in order to push the boundaries of our understanding of contemporary art practices. Rather than traditional media, the artists use living matter ranging from cells to complete organisms as well as from microorganisms to their own bodies and the bodies of their non-human companions. By subverting scientific methods and technological tools, they explore the complexity of life and question its future. Finally, they address discourses on the fluidity of art objects by inviting the viewer to take on a participatory role.