THE INCUBATOR「生物+科學+藝術」跨領域創作展


展覽名稱:THE INCUBATOR – 「生物+科學+藝術」跨領域創作展
展覽時間:2013/04/18-2013/05/05 (WED-SUN 13:00-21:00)
展覽地點:自由人藝術公寓 (台中市五權路594號)
座談會:4/28(日)下午4點
展覽者:Raphael Kim / 長谷川愛 / 林沛瑩 / 張顥馨 / 顧廣毅

展覽簡介:
Incubator在生物學實驗中是用來培養微生物的控溫室。而Incubator作為展覽名稱便是要比喻此展覽所要孵育養殖出新興文化的狀態。在生物、科學、藝術等多領域的雜合之下所形成的作品將會展現出彷彿新物種誕生般的驚奇。而在科幻之下的虛擬感官卻隱藏了真實的科學價值。

討論的主題內容包含了微生物養殖、超材料(metamaterial)、替代器官重組、變種生物等等,其所涉及的領域則從生物、醫學、物理等科學領域到視覺藝術和設計領域。而此展覽所要聚焦的主要是「生物藝術」這個新興學科在二十一世紀所扮演的角色。

「生物藝術」跳脫了新媒體藝術的範疇,科技技術不只是新媒體藝術的載體,其中藝術的思維被輸入科學研究領域並影響了科學的發展。除此之外「生物藝術」所延伸出的倫理議題與未來提案也成為值得關注的議題。這個新興學科除了作為視覺藝術脈絡中的一個新流派以外,而可能是一種新型態文化的產生。

Title: THE INCUBATOR – Biology + Science + Art Interdisciplinary Exhibition
Time: 2013/04/18-2013/05/05 (WED-SUN 13:00-21:00)
Location: Freedom Men Art Apartments, No.594, Wuquan Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 404, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Talk: 4/28 (Sun) 16:00

Exhibitors: Raphael Kim / Ai Hasegawa / Pei-Ying Lin / Haohsin Aushin Chang / Fred Ku

Introduction:
Incubator is the green house for microorganisms in biology experiments. ‘Incubator’ here is used to describe a new culture this exhibition aims to breed. Through the inbreeding of Science, Biology, and Art, the works hope to bring viewer surprise as if seeing new species, of which under the science fiction-like appearance hides the true scientific values. Topics of this exhibition including Microbiology-human relationship, Metamaterial and scientific mind states, reinvention of organs, to mutant species, which touches the domain of Biology, Medical Science, Physics, to Visual Arts and Design. Which the exhibition tends to bring up the discussion about the role of ‘BioArt’ in 21st century in Taiwan.

‘BioArt’ expends the traditional definition of new media art. Technology is no longer just the medium for new media art but the practice of art and the collision of art and science have actively influenced the development of science. ‘BioArt’ has raised the questions of ethics in art and science as well as providing new alternative futures for human beings. This new area is not only a new trend in art but also envision the birth of a new culture.

 

藝術家介紹 Artists:

顧廣毅 Fred Ku
http://www.facebook.com/KuKuangYi.Fred
1985年生於台北,台灣
現就讀於國立陽明大學臨床牙醫學研究所以及實踐大學媒體傳達設計研究所,具有牙醫師與視覺創作者雙重身分,曾獲2012年台灣美術新貌展-立體創作系列入選。作品《補綴物的有機擬態》系列, 使用牙科材料為創作媒材,將假牙的功能解構,並從型態上產生變化,從本來單一的器官變成多種生物體造型的擬態。用一種科幻語彙去表達擺盪在有機與無機、真實與虛擬之間的狀態。

1985 Born in Taipei, Taiwan.Currently studying in MA Communications Design, Shih Chien University, and Master of Dentistry in Department of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University. He is working as a professional dentist and artist at the same time. Has got his work exhibited in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. His most recent series “Organic Mimicry of Prosthesis” was made with dental material which he deconstructed the function of oral prosthesis, and changed the shapes from single organs to multiple creatures’ mimicry. And he tries to show the discrepancy of organic-inorganic ambiguity and the condition between reality and virtuality.

張顥馨 Haohsin Aushin Chang
畢業於台大生命科學系,現就讀北藝大藝跨所。以當代藝術形式,討論當今科學與社會文化的關係,以及社會對於物質科學之想像,於策展、創作、研究等皆有實踐。曾參與2009 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery、台北當代藝術中心論壇雙年展,並獲當代藝術基金會實習補助。
Graduated from BSc Life Science, National Taiwan University, currently studying in MFA in Trans-disciplinary Art, Taipei National University of Arts. He discusses the relationship between Science and Society and society’s imagination of material science through the form of contemporary art. He has participated in 2009 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Forum Biennial, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, and is sponsored by Contemporary Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.

林沛瑩 Pei-Ying Lin
http://peiyinglin.net/
畢業於國立清華大學生命科學系(雙輔系資訊工程與人文社會學系文化研究)與英國皇家藝術學院設計互動學系 (MA Design Interactions, Royal College of Art),主要研究的課題在於科學與人類社會的結合以及人類隱藏的慾望可以如何經由科技的輔助而獲得改善或是造成一個社會文化的變化。主要領域在社會科學議題或是人類感知的哲學與符號學層面創造新的故事(fiction)。過去大部份經驗為攝影、互動藝術、新媒體藝術以及生物藝術、設計哲學研究,同時涉獵網頁設計、程式設計與手機程式設計。主要的興趣則是以生物實驗、戲劇劇場的方式來觀察人類並且實驗,作為設計的養分來源。Graduated from MA Design Interactions, Royal College of Art. Holds a BSc in Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, with double minor in Computer Science and Humanities & Social Sciences. Main focus is on how Science can interact with human society, and how the hidden desires of human beings can be set free through the help of technology or change the culture. She likes to create new fiction around the topics of social sciences and human perception. Her interests is to observe people through biological experiments and theatre.

長谷川愛 Ai Hasegawa http://aihasegawa.info/
愛是個夢想家,喜歡利用藝術與設計來為日常生活提供意想不到的解決方式,也在解決問題的同時質疑人類對於「生存」的感知。愛畢業於英國皇家藝術學院設計互動學系及日本情報科学芸術大学院大学電腦動畫學系。她的動畫創作曾在日本國家電視台播放。十年前搬至英國倫敦,擔任動畫師、角色設計師與插畫家。她同時以設計師身分參與許多大型公共藝術製作例如Haque Design and Research的作品Sky、Burble and Evoke。近期作品有《極端環境汽車旅館》系列、《我想要生鯊魚》以及《共享小孩》。I am a dreamer. I use art and design to present a solution to the challenges encountered in our daily lives. At the same time, the solution itself questions our perception of living in this world. Having studied computer graphic animation and interactive media art at IAMAS, Japan, my animation creations for ecological education are shown on Japanese national TV. After moving to London, I began working as an animator, character designer and illustrator. At the same time I worked as designer for audience participatory interactive public art, for example Sky, Burble and Evoke with Haque Design and Research. In 2012, I graduated with an MA in Interactions Design at The Royal College of Art. Recent works are “The Extreme Environment Love Hotel” series, “I wanna deliver a shark…” and “Shared Baby”.

Raphael Kim
www.raphaelkim.tumblr.com
畢業於英國皇家藝術學院設計互動學系。Raphael Kim是生物駭客兼設計師,致力於從設計與科學的角度尋找微生物在日常生活中的新角色。堅持使用DIY哲學來接觸合成生物學,Raphael主要專注於探討生物科技的社會與文化意義。A recent graduate of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, Raphael is a biohacker-designer interested in finding new roles of micro-organisms in the context of everyday life, through combination of science and design. Employing a DIY philosophy and hands-on approach to synthetic biology, Raphael aims to explore social and cultural implications of biotechnology.