Please join us for the opening of Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts on Wednesday 16 November 6-8 pm at RMIT Gallery.
Vicki Sowry, Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) will open the exhibition. ANAT is Australia’s leading cultural organisation working at the intersection of art, science & technology; networked & emergent art practices; experimental music & sound arts; and mobile & portable platforms.
Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts is an interactive bio-art exhibition uses actual and metaphoric communicative diseases to explore the fractured relationship between human and non-human life.
Works by 18 artists explore the thin doorway that exists between life and death in what is the vexing age of species and habitus destruction, and the increasingly permeable tissues of contemporary bodies.
The art work is also set within current debates and concerns about what constitutes life, what counts as a sentient being, and who gets to determine what lives are saved, punished, exploited and destroyed?
What is life?
What is disease?
These are the diseases of the arts…
RMIT Gallery’s artist talks further explore the fine line between art and science, and other binaries. Please join us for the following free public programs