Wetwares: When biology and art meet

A round-table discussion at RAIQ moderated by Tagny Duff, featuring Alison Loader, Kelly Jaclyn Andres, Vanessa Rigaux, Claire Kenway and Antonia Hernandez (Montreal). Tagny Duff has proposed a panel discussion with a selection of artists who are students in her Graduate seminar course, “Art, Science and Technology: My body, my wetware?” Most of the projects use biological and technoscientific media and living organisms to critique the status of bodies in the biotech era. The panel asks: What are some of the current trends and issues explored at the intersection of art and science by artists who are working at the graduate level of university? What is at stake when artists and graduate students work within and outside of academia to manipulate life in the name of art and research?