Monthly reSource meeting - 29 April, 2014 at 6.30PM (Prinzenallee 34)
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[macro]biologies & [micro]biologies

Art and the Life Sciences in the 21st Century.

from left to right : Mathias Kessler, Center for PostNatural History, Anna Dumitriu, Brandon Ballengee, Maja Smrekar

To open our 2014 programme Art Laboratory Berlin will be presenting three days of events on open source biology and micro-organisms in connection with the transmediale festival:
DIY Bio Lounge // 24 - 26 January, 2014
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Moving from the vast to the minute, [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies, will be a series of 3 exhibitions, performances, and talks at Art Laboratory Berlin over the course of 2014 The series moves from biosphere and landscape - systems, structures, creation and devastation (in exhibition 1) to the level of non-human, multi-cellular 'being' (in exhibition 2) and finally explores micro-organisms (in exhibition 3), as well as the minute particles or objects that still forms life or a basis for living.

[macro]biologies I: the biosphere // 8 March - May 4, 2014
Artist Talk with Katya Gardea Browne: 30 March, 2014 at 3PM
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(l) Katya Gardea Browne, Torre, Panoramico Solotepec/ Paisaje, Maiz y Periferia, Mexico, 2014, photograph
(r) Alexandra Regan Toland, Wishgarden Series, Flooded Harvest, Watershed map made with floodwater mud
on Cobblers' Bridge, Ljubljana, public performance for MOTA Museum of Transitory Art, 2010

The first exhibition explores the multiple biological structures and systems that make up a single unit on the planet Earth - the biosphere. The biosphere, which has existed for at least 3 billion years, is currently undergoing a situation of extreme change and stress due to mankind's manipulation of resources, the release of carbon based gases and environmental destruction. The four positions in the exhibition explore different ways in which 'nature' has been effected by or reacted to these recent stresses.

Participating artists: Katya Gardea Browne, Center for PostNatural History, Mathias Kessler, Alexandra Regan Toland.

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[macro]biologies II: organisms // 31 May - 20 July, 2014
The second exhibition will highlight the work of artists working with multi-celled organisms, how we relate to them, and how their precariousness relates to our own situation in the 21st century.
Participating artists: Suzanne Anker, Brandon Ballengée, Maja Smrekar.

[micro]biologies: the bacterial sublime // 27 Sept - 30 November, 2014
The third exhibition will be a retrospective of the British artist Anna Dumitriu, whose work blurs the boundaries between art and science with a strong interest in the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies, and a special emphasis on bacteria and micro organisms.

Additionally a programme of talks, performances and other events with artists, scientists and scholars will accompany the exhibition series.

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