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Outré: Encounters with non/living things


19 November – 7 December 2020
V1 & V2 Galleries, Otaniementie 14

Bioart borrows from the methods of science and it can make invisible and unknown visible. Today, bio art is maybe more relevant than ever – it doesn’t provide solutions but prompts critical questions such as: what is life, or how can we collaborate with non-human organisms.

The exhibition Outré: Encounters with non/living things showcases works which were created fully or in part at the open Biofilia Lab of Aalto University. Biofilia acts as a fertile ground for research and experiment, in-situ prototyping, and creative work where students, artists and researchers alike can explore the possibilities of biotechnology in dialogue with (citizen-) scientists and researchers from a range of fields. The Refashioning the Renaissance project displays results of the Fake it ‘til you Make It workshop, which use organic matter and scientific methods to question the material and conceptual boundaries between original and fake, real and imitation.