Art, Science and DIY

The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact. From October 7-11 October the Lorentz Centre (Leiden) welcomes 25 researchers and practitioners to explore future benefits and challenges, processes and politics and collaborations between art and science.

A flourishing ecology of interactions between the arts and sciences can be observed the last decades, Bio Art is a diverse genre within that ecology with an interest in life and the Life Sciences. The interest in the Life Sciences Bio Art lately shares with a great number of self organised groups of DIY biologists and self taught scientists, spread across the globe and facilitated by cheap, easy to buy or self made hard- soft- and wetware.

Both Bio Art artists and DIY biologists have an intimate relation with the Life Sciences and its tools, protocols and impact on society and ecology, but with great differences where comes to an aesthetic as opposed to a functional approach. What can Bio Art, DIY Biology and the Life Sciences learn from each other?

Dr. Denise Kera, Assistant Professor at the University of Singapore has published extensively about Citizen Science and DIY and follows and supports science community labs and alternative R&D places. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle wrote her dissertation at Humboldt-University Berlin about artists moving their practice from the art studio to bio-technology laboratories and her current research deals with looking "at contemporary science, where the search for truth and beauty and the production of compelling images suggests an almost artistic endeavour".

The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is realized with the financial support from Creative Industries Fund, Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Doen.

Dr. Denise Kera, Dr. Ingeborg Reichle
Moderated by Lucas Evers

Open Wetlab, Theatrum Anatomicum, Waag
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam

Tuesday 8 October 2013 starting at 20.00 hrs.

Limited seating. Free entrance, please register below.


Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam