Interactive bioart at RMIT Gallery – Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts

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Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts – invitation

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.

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Lienors Torre’s multi-media and glass work on degenerative vision explores how our view of the world is metered and tainted by digital technologies.

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

Book now  Friday 18 November 1-2 pm artist talk + Drew Berry, biomedical animator

Book now  Tuesday 22 November 5.30-6.30 pm Ursula Hoff Contemporary Lecture: Hybrid Worlds: When Art and Science Collide. Speakers: Dr Drew Berry, Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Prof Angela Ndalianis, Prof Kim Vincs    

Book now Tuesday 29 November 1-2 pm artist talk + Lienors Torre & Anne Scott Wilson 

Book now Thursday 1 December 5.30-6.30 pm panel discussion + Cameron BishopChris HenschkeHarry NankinDarrin Verhagen Anne Scott Wilson

Book now Tuesday 6 December 1-2 pm artist talk + Alison Bennett & Jodi Sita 

Book now Thursday 8 December 5.30-6.30 pm panel discussion +  Alison Bennett, Drew Berry, Sean Redmond, Josh Redmond & Lienors Torre 

Book now Tuesday 13 December 12.30-1.30 pm artist talk + Chris Henschke & Harry Nankin

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