Summer Lab Biofriction

From the 12th to the 17th of July of 2021, Hangar hosts the Summer Lab of Biofriction.

The Summer Lab offers an intensive training and experimental framework concerning bioart and biohacking practices within hybrid spaces. The diverse programme brings together artists, practitioners, academics and experts to discuss and reflect on the issues and challenges to artistic production.

Thematic nodes: transhackfeminist biotech, radical ecologies, biohacking, ethics, f(r)iction

We are glad to announce that the applications for the Summer Lab are open!
Apply soon: there are only 20 available seats!

Biofriction Exhibition

From the 16th of June to the 1st of August, Biofriction exhibition will be hosted at Cultivamos Cultura's premises.

Biofriction's exhibition aims to share cultural and political predicaments where the artists in residency present the issues worked on during the whole project.

This show is the tangible result of the dialogue between artists and researchers that participated in all stages of Biofriction.

Biofriction Radio: Kinlab & OBOT

This month we host the 3rd and the 4th episodes of Biofriction Radio.

In the third episode, we talk with Maddalena Fragnito and Zoe Romano, Biofriction artists in residence at Hangar that created Kinlab, an interdisciplinary lab in the San Siro neighbourhood in Milan. In the episode, they focus on the development of their project OBOT (Our Bodies, Our Tech). Through their research, the artists aim to implement a citizen science approach to investigate the women's body around three conditions of life: teenagerhood, fertility, and menopause.

In the fourth episode, Vanessa Goodman and Simona Deaconescu, artists in residence at Cultivamos Cultura discuss their project BLOT (Body Line of Thought). BLOT is an interdisciplinary project in line with recent investigations about the constant human interaction with the environment and the microorganisms with which humans coexist.

The radio is part of the European project Biofriction.

Cultivamos Cultura Summerlab

This July, Cultivamos Cultura and Hangar connect their Summer Labs program in the framework of Biofriction project.

Both the fourth edition of Cultivamos Cultura Summer Lab and Biofriction Summer Lab in Barcelona aim to support Bioart and Biohacking practices with several practical and theoretical activities.

"Elements of Care" Summer Lab proposes several activities exploring the cultural representations of technology and science, the ethical concerns and the evolution of bioart as a cultural phenomenon.

Part of the Summer Lab activities receive support from Creative Europe and are developed in the framework of the Biofriction project.

Sonic fictions. Workshop by Helen Torres

On the 10th and the 17th of June Hangar will host the workshop "Sonic Fictions. Conversations on Sound as a Tool for Struggle and Resistance".

The intention is to talk about the power of sound fictions that operate in dissent, that alter the modes of sensitive representation and hegemonic forms of enunciation by changing frames, scales, rhythms, building new appearances between the real and the speculative, the singular and the common, the human and the non-human, the (in)visible, (in)decible, the (in)audible, the (i)recognizable and its significance.

Read more about the event and subscribe at the link!

Transhackfeminism workshop

On the 12th and 13th of June Hangar will host a two-day event dedicated to Transhackfeminism.

To generate knowledge, practices and experiences from a transhackfeminist perspective, how do we understand transhackfeminism? How to concieve a transversal transhackfeminism? How to establish inter-species links without reproducing colonialist logics?

The event invites participants to think together and activate reflections around Transhackfeminism (THF) through the reading of texts, conversations and the collective elaboration of the second fanzine of the wetlab.

The event is free of charge but registration is needed. Read more and subscribe at the link.

Arc-HIVE a new EU project

Diana Mordido Aires (2020) Ares de Casa. Credits: Diana Aires (April 2021) Marvão Academy
The biofriction partners together with the NGO Kontejner and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences are glad to announce the launching of the project.

Arc-hive aims to create an open-source digital platform that aggregates, preserves, publishes, distributes, and contextualises various information, knowledge, and documentation on art, with a focus on biomedia.

Biofuture workshop

SeatoxDetox by Time's Up / Elisa Unger
From June 7th to 11th SOLU Space and the Aalto Design Factory host BioFutures workshop. The activity is hosted locally by artists Christina Stadlbauer and Noora Sandgren and led remotely by Tina Auer and Tim Boykett of Time’s Up.
The workshop invites a group of practitioners to work together and investigate futures related to biology, ecology, and life sciences.
The program is part of the Biofriction project and contributes to Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival #Burn__ ( as a festival partnership production.

3rd Episode of TICK TALKs: Multiple Microbe Phenomena

This month the 3rd episode of TICK TALKs is out!

TICK TALKs is a series of conversations by artists Laura Beloff and Kira O'Reilly, Biofriction resident artist, with experts from the biosciences and the humanities concerning ticks, the pathogens they carry and the implications for humans and non-humans within changing environments.

In TICK TALKs: Multiple Microbe Phenomena, Leona Gilbert, the CEO at Tezted, Jyväskylä, Finland describes the complexity of her work with her research team and collaborators in creating diagnostic test kits.

Read more about TICK TALKs, and start listening using the link!


On the 2nd and 3rd of June, SOLU Space will host the TICK ACTs event!

For visitors of one at a time over two days, TICK ACTs presents contemplations and ideas from a collaboration between artists Laura Beloff and Kira O’Reilly on ticks and tick-borne pathogens and their environments.

Read more about the event and the practical information to participate.
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