Theresa Schubert | The forestal psyche
Friday, 25 August, 2017, 7-9PM (Lecture)
Saturday 26 August 2017, 10AM-6PM (Exkursion)
The lecture and workshop are based on the artist's long-term artistic
research project on living organisms as an artistic material and
medium. For this project, Schubert dedicates herself to the potential
of slime moulds, mosses and lichens from the forests around Berlin.
Slime moulds are the largest known single-cells organisms and live
from decaying matter on the forest floor. Certain mosses and lichens
are natural remedies as well as indicators of good air quality.
Apart from a scientific approach, forests have always been places
of myths, legends and fantasies. How can you combine imagination
and biotechnology in an artistic project? Can one "demystify"
hard science by interpreting it creatively?
artist Theresa Schubert gives a lecture on the first evening (26
August), which introduces her work and the subject in particular.
On the following day (27 August) the public is invited to a workshop.
This begins with an excursion to the area surrounding Berlin. The
goal is to find, in the natural forest habitat, organisms that Schubert
has used in her art. The use of field microscopes enables an initial
analysis directly on site. Particularly interesting specimens will
be collected, examined and classified using biotechnological methods.
Schubert will demonstrate a Bio-interface that communicates with
the organisms and sends data to computers. This makes a later artistic
evaluation and implementation possible visually and audibly. This
workshop is for both adults and children.
ecological characteristics of the forest, field trip and gathering,
visualization and identification, nature prints, demonstration BioInterface.
The participants can take samples.
Berlin-based artist Theresa Schubert researches the interface
of art, biology and technology. She studied media art at the Bauhaus-University,
Weimar. In her artistic practice, she combines variable media with
works that manifest themselves aesthetically in audiovisual installations,
photographs or works on paper. Her work treats phenomena of nature
not only as inspiration but as material and critical process.
All photos(c) Tim Deussen/ Studio Deussen
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