Exhibition Opening: Project Genesis

Event: Exhibition Opening: Project Genesis


Date: THU August 1, 2013, 6:30 PM
Price: Admission free
Note: Reservations until July 30, 2013, via 0732.7272.51 or center@aec.at


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6:30 PM Opening
Claudia Durchschlag, Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat
Christiana Dolezal, Vizebürgermeisterin
Dr. Erich Watzl, Vizebürgermeister

6:45 PM Projekt Genesis
Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director Ars Electronica

7:15 PM Grundlagen der synthetischen Biologie
Dr. Manuel Selg, FH OÖ Campus Wels
Sonja Bäumel, Artist in Residence Ars Electronica Futurelab

7:45 PM Guided tour through the exhibition
with Gerfried Stocker and the artists Matthew Gardiner (AU), Hideaki Ogawa (JP), Sonja Bäumel (AT), Georg Tremmel (AT/JP), Shiho Fukurhara (JP), Jon Ardern/Superflux (UK), David Benque (UK), Tobias Revell (UK), Teresa Dillon (IE), Andy Gracie (ES), Rasa Šmite (LV), Raitis Šmits (LV)

9:30 PM Spaxels
Quadrocopter air show in front of the Ars Electronica Center. more information

The exhibition

Do we still need streetlights if we can make trees glow in the dark? Is it high time to bring extinct animal species back to life? After all, we’ve progressed so far that we can not only read genetic information; we can write it too. But aside from the fact that we’re capable of these things … is doing them also a good idea?

The Ars Electronica Center’s new exhibition offers artistic, scientific and social perspectives on the multifarious issues that arise when human beings are forming life in the lab.

more about the exhibition

Special Guided Tour

starting on THU August 8, 2013, every thursday at 6:30 PM

The project is realised in the frame of Studiolab.

Studiolab is funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Program.