This research proposes an account that moves from the scientific laboratory to the "new" laboratories, from the scientific experiments to the collective experimentation, and from the forms of documentation proper to scientific experimental culture to the forms of registration of experimentation in art and design. It aims to think about how to attend practices between art and design that happen in "laboratories" that exist outside scientific disciplines and academic regulations.
Project which recovers one of the art strategies conceived by Lucy Lippard at the end of the 1960s, called “Suitcase shows” which consisted in the act of carrying artworks in her suitcase from one country to another. This project, though, adds to Lippard’ strategy the concept of smuggling and connects it with the idea of threatening borders and their control devices.
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1- [schizophyllumcheese] How to make cheese with Schizophyllum Commune. Apparently Schizo produces the same types of lactose coagulating enzymes that lactobacillus and cheese making microbes produce. When cheese is made with Schizo fermentation rather than lactobacillus fermentation it contains Beta-glucans and other anticarcinogenic substances
It is assumed that grand narratives are ineffective today in an age of ‘post-ideology’. But even in a world said to be run by algorithms, story is key in locking people into the grid. So much it has been said about control through gamification but much too little is discussed of the role of story. And if indeed our social media are a radical mix of interactive game and non/fiction, could they then not be considered a metafiction? And what does this imply on the rules of engagement? Could we hop in and out? Could we alter our timelines almost as if we were time traveling?
A collaborative, interdisciplinary research project, Open Source Estrogen combines biohacking and speculative design to demonstrate the entrenched ways in which estrogen is a biomolecule with institutional biopower. It is a form of biotechnical civil disobedience, seeking to subvert dominant biopolitical agents of hormonal management, knowledge production, and anthropogenic toxicity. The project begins with a speculative question: what if it was possible to make estrogen in the kitchen?
Open Source Gendercodes (OSG) is a project focused on developing an open source platform for the production of growth hormones. The development of these bioproduction technologies from the late 1800’s up to the present is entangled with power structures and ideological frameworks that have co-created bodies, subjectivities, and genders. Efforts to eliminate queer, gender non-conforming, non-reproductive behaviors - as well as increase heterosexual prowess and enable lifelong performance of sanctioned masculinities and femininities drove the development of these technologies.
Women may have numerous problems that can be detected easily through the vaginal discharge.
The project could be summarised as the production of small acrylic plates or chips with four small canals to be built by a CNC, which at their ends contain small wells with reagent for the evaluation and classification of four possible problems that the woman may have by assessing the vaginal discharge. The problems are the following: candidiasis, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis and cervicitis.
Conspiracy theories are the new legends. In recent years this phenomenon has replaced the traditional concept of popular storytelling, reinforced by scientific pretensions in the search for truth (which is out there). Chemtrails is a curatorial project that investigates the narrative potential of contemporary art, especially in relation with popular culture.