"Exo Lab / White Salon"
Experiment & Discussion :
10 May - 29 Jun 2014
Film screening : 17 July - 2 August 2014
Opening Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 15:00-19:00, Thursdays 18:00-21:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, public holidays, 24th May
Entrance: Appointment requested (mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
call:050-5806-5596 or tweet #bcl to @aikokogallery)
Entrance Fee : 500 yen (with 1 Drink)
Support: Austrian Cultural Forum
The japanese-austrian art unit BCL - Shiho Fukuhara, and Yuki Yoshioka and Georg Tremmel - are transforming the gallery space into an temporal, external lab, a White Salon, that will serve as place for artistic research and a substrate for the documentation of these ideas. BCL will playfully explore existing artistic and societal issues related to the topics of Biology and Water. The metaphor ‘Unstable Media’ will be used to bind these topics together and relate them to our bodies, our minds and the sources of life.
The exhibition will oscillate between the Exo Lab, during which experiments are imagined, planned and carried out, and the White Salon, during which reflective discussions, presentations and journal clubs will be performed. During the Exo Lab, BCL will work on various activities, including the creation of a metaphysical water filtration system and the construction of DNA drawing robots. At the White Salon, BCL will talk amongst each other, with the audience, and with other invited scientists, artists and designers. At the end of the exhibition period, the artistic research findings and discussions will be catalogues, documented expanded and published as a catalogue.
-White Salon event-
Topic1 : Sience, Language, and Water
Time: 17:00-19:00 17th May
Guest : Dr. Christian Zemsauer (German Linguist)
*conduct event in English. Consecutive interpretation in Japanese.
Topic2 : City and Biology
Time: 17:00-19:00 25th May
Guest : Masato Takahashi (Architect)
Topic 3 : 'Convergence of Bio X Silicon X Robotics may bring us to the Cyborg Future?'
Time: 17:00-19:00 31st May
Guest : Gohsuke Takama (IT security - Data Privacy consultant, Technology journalist)
Topic4 "Serendipity; How to make a bit ahead of future"
Time: 17:00-19:00 28th Jun
Guest : Tomonori Kagaya （Planner）, Akiko Saito (Writer, Editor)
Regarding other events, will announce soon. Please check our website（ http://aikokogallery.web.fc2.com/ ) or Twitter.
Shiho Fukuhara (JP) and Georg Tremmel (AT) formed the artistic research framework BCL after their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 2003 to react and contribute to the ongoing discussion and misunderstandings between Art and Science.
Their work revolves on issues surrounding Biotechnology, Water and their impact and perception in society.
Yuki Yoshioka joined BCL in 2014. In 2011 he founded the LAMBDA project, a framework for artistic explorations on the relationship between biotechnology and the information transmission process. He studied Information Design at Tama Art University and was spending a year to study & research in Berlin, Germany.
Artist’s web: http://bcl.io/
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