life sciences

The list of life sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microrganisms, plants, animals, and human beings – as well as related considerations like bioethics. While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological advances in molecular biology and biotechnology have led to a burgeoning of specializations and interdisciplinary fields.

 

Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europe.

 

Genetically modified embryos of Zebrafish injected with GMO algae are playing an important role in the artwork Errorarium by Adam Zaretsky.

 

Bio artist Adam Zaretsky constantly finds himself on the edge of the legally permissible. His Errorarium, for example, is home to zebra fish embryos injected with algae. The aim is that these embryos grow up to be completely self-sustaining fish and that they can make food from sunlight just as plants do.

 

In 2009, bio artist Adam Zaretsky and Waag researched and discussed Life Sciences during his residency with a wide audience, but also with artists, designers and scientists.

 

The goal of the project Studiolab - Utopian Practices was to reinforce the inter and transdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and science, to innovate the public debate on bio technology.