From October 28 to 30 Hangar hosted the first meeting of the European Biofriction project with partners Zavod Kersnikova, Bioart Society and Cultivamos Cultura.
The generation of these hybrid contexts that favor the collaboration of artists and scientists has provided a new conceptual and practical framework for artistic research, has allowed paradigm changes that affect other areas of knowledge / cultural areas, but has also highlighted barriers recurring and sectoral silos that jeopardize effective collaboration between these two communities.
Aware of the potential and needs of this new area of knowledge, the Biofriction project, from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2021, will focus on the intersection between art, science and technology with the objective of:
– Address the need for common tools and approaches at the intersection between bioart, biohacking and biotechnologies, in order to generate hybrid spaces for artists, curators and social agents.
– Stimulate transnational cooperation between artists and scientists, building communication bridges between the different areas of technical, scientific, social, artistic and cross-cultural knowledge, in a hybrid framework of cultural production through an international program that includes workshops, residences, laboratory Summer and exhibitions.
– Explore the transhackfeminist approach and perspective as an innovative methodology to simulate artistic research, cultural transformations and transnational production in the field of bioart and biohacking.
– Promote the transnational mobility of artists, experts and the international circulation of works that make bioart and biohacking accessible to all through residency programs, exhibitions, talks and workshops.
– Collect lessons to develop codes of good practice in the field of trans-disciplinary practices, in order to replicate them beyond this collaboration.