Biobodies Salon

BIOBODIES SALON
Kira O’Reilly and Shannon Bell
Thurs. Jan 31 2013
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Villains Beastro
256 Pelissier
Windsor, ON, CANADA

Kira O’Reilly and Jennifer Willet: Refolding (Laboratory Architectures Twins), 2010.

The BioBODIES SALON is an event featuring two extraordinary speakers addressing new bioart practices at the intersection of Art + Science + Technology. Jennifer Willet from the University of Windsor and the INCUBATOR Laboratory will host theorist and artist Shannon Bell (York University) and artist Kira O’Reilly (Queen Mary, University of London) in exciting presentations and discussion about the transformation of bodies through bioart and biotechnological practices. The night will conclude with cocktails and casual conversation with the speakers.

The BioBODIES SALON is sponsored by INCUBATOR Laboratory, INTERMINUS Research Group, and The School for Arts and Creative Innovation, at the University of Windsor and the Art Gallery of Windsor.

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Kira O’Reilly is a UK based artist; her practice, both wilfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from a visual art background; it employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations around The Body. Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998 her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. She has presented at conferences and symposia on both live art and science, art and technology interfaces. She has been a visiting lecturer in the UK and Australia and U.S.A in visual art, drama and dance. Most recent new works have seen her practice develop across several contexts from art, science and technology to performance, live art and movement work. She is currently an AHRC funded creative fellow at Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London.

Shannon Bell is a performance philosopher who-lives-and-writes philosophy-in-action.

Her books include: Fast Feminism (Autonomedia, 2010), Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body (Indiana University Press 1994); Whore Carnival (Autonomedia1995); Bad Attitude/s on Trial coauthored with Brenda Cossman, Lise Gotell and Becki Ross (University of Toronto Press 1997); New Socialisms eds. Robert Albritton, Shannon Bell, John R. Bell and Richard Westra (Routledge 2004).

More recently Bell has been researching extremes in art – particularly bio and hybrid art.

Bell is currently working on shooting theory –– videoing-imagining philosophical concept such as Heidegger’s stillness, Husserl’s epoché, Batiallian waste, Weil’s attention, Deleuzian deterritorialization, Virilio’s vision machine and accident.

Bell is an associate professor in York University’s Political Science department, Toronto, Canada. She teaches modern and postcontemporary theory, cyberpolitics, aesthetics and politics, violent philosophy and fast feminism.


Suzanne Anker

The University of Windsor Humanities Research Group
2012-2013 DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES presents:

SUZANNE ANKER
School of Visual Arts, New York
Lecture:  “Between Awe and Artfice: Welcome to Wonderland”
Thursday October 4, 2012 7:00 pm

Freed Orman Centre Assumption University Building
The University of Windsor
Special Guest: ART + LIFE Student Exhibition
Friday October 5, 2012 2:00 pm
School of Arts and Creative Innovation
SOVA Projects Gallery, Visual Arts, Lebel Building

Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. She works in a variety of mediums ranging from digital sculpture and installation to large-scale photography to plants grown by LED lights. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the JP Getty Museum, the Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite in Berlin, the Center for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, the Pera Museum in Istanbul and the Museum of Modern Art in Japan. Her books include The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age, co-authored with the late sociologist Dorothy Nelkin, published in 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Visual Culture and Bioscience, co-published by University of Maryland and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Chairing SVA’s Fine Arts Department in NYC since 2005, Ms. Anker continues to interweave traditional and experimental media in her department’s new digital initiative and the Nature and Technology BioArt Lab.

http://www.suzanneanker.com/


Lorena Salomé

As part of the School of Visual Arts Alone + Together Lecture Series at The University of Windsor we present:

Lorena Salomé

Artist Talk
Thursday October 27, 2011
12:00 pm LeBel Building, room 115

Electronic Arts Workshop
Oct 28, 29, 30 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
LeBel Building, room 115

Biography: Lorena Salomé was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2003, she moved to Toronto, where she finished her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at OCAD-Ontario College of Art and Design. Her work has been presented in Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and the United States. She makes use of different technologies-video, electronics and mechanics-for her artwork.

www.lorenasalome.com

This event is sponsored by INCUBATOR laboratory, The school of Visual Arts at The University of Windsor.


Kate Hartman

The School of Visual Arts at the University of Windsor Presents

the  2010 / 2011 Visiting Artist Lecture Series:

KATE HARTMAN
“Social Prosthetics”
January 13 2011 at 7:00 pm
Rm 115 LeBel Building
University of Windsor

Kate Hartman is an artist, technologist, and educator whose work spans the fields of physical computing, wearable electronics, and conceptual art. She is the co-creator of Botanicalls, a system that lets thirsty plants place phone calls for human help, and the Lilypad XBee, a sewable radio transceiver that enables your clothing to communicate. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured by the New York Times, BBC, CBC, and NPR. Hartman recently moved to Toronto to join the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University where she is the Assistant Professor of Wearable & Mobile Technology and the director of the Social Body Lab.

www.katehartman.com


Adam Zaretsky

Adam Zaretsky - Mutagenic DNA Workshop (School of Visual Arts, The University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, 2009) Photo: Jennifer Willet

Artist Talk

Wednesday December 2,  2009.1:30

School of Visual Arts, University of Windsor

Adam Zaretsky

Mutagenic DNA Workshop

Dec. 2, 2009 at 4:00

IMCUBATOR lab

Lebel Building, Rm 135a

University of Windsor.

Adam Zaretsky is a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The past years, Zaretsky has taught VivoArts: Art and Biology Studio, an experimental ‘living art’ production class.

Adam Zaretsky graduated in Art Studio from University of California. He has an Art and Technology MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as an organic farmer and is a sex worker / activist.

See: emutagen.com

Sponsors:

SSHRC – Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

CLIF Awards – Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor


Paul Vanouse

Paul Vanouse - Gel Electrophoresis Workshop (School of Visual Arts, The University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, 2009) Photo: Jennifer Willet

Artist Talk

Oct 29, 2009 at 2:30

Lebel Building, Rm 115

University of Windsor

Paul Vanouse

Gel Electrophesis Workshop

Oct 29, 2009 at 4:00

IMCUBATOR lab

Lebel Building, Rm 135a

University of Windsor.

All are welcome!

Paul Vanouse (USA) is Associate Professor of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo. Located within the hyper-real context of electronic environments, His art practice examines issues raised by new techno-sciences, including data collection and genetics, in relation to socio-political contexts. He is currently co-director of the Emerging Practices MFA programme, U of Buffalo.

Website: http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~pv28/

Sponsors:

SSHRC – Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

CLIF Awards – Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor