Biofriction Radio: Kira O’Reilly & Christina Gruber

Biofriction Radio collects podcasts interviewing Biofriction artists in residence exploring evolutionary biology, artistic practices, and thoughts from experimental research with biotech.

In the seventh episode of the podcast, we listen to Kira O’Reilly and Christina Gruber, artists in residence at Cultivamos Cultura.

In the podcast, the artists explain how during the residence their projects crossed over time.

Christina Grubber explores “HOUSTON CAN YOU HEAR ME?” which focused on the development of her research in the field of bioacoustics and how sound recordings in riverine environments can help to transform common field sampling practices that are based on constant extraction of specimens and the extraction of their livelihoods.

Kira O’Reilly will explain her project “Menopause batteries and endocrine piracy”. The artist reformulates menopause in a utopian vision and enactment, an extant, celebratory articulating that revels in re-cognizing the energetic potentialities of the marvellous shift.


“Kira and I were not supposed to do this residence together, but by coincidence and pure lack we had the chance to spend this time together” (Christina Gruber)

“Even though our work is really different we found many points of crossing and supports. I was really supported by Christina, and being around her work was really important for me”   (Kira O’Reilly)

The radio is part of the European project Biofriction led by Hangar in partnership with Zavod Kersnikova, Bioart Society, and Cultivamos Cultura.

Photo: Daniela Brill


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