As part of âAV Festival 12: As Slow As Possible', Vane presents two exhibitions, âSuper-natural' by Sneha Solanki and âMesocosm (Northumberland UK)' by Marina Zurkow.
Sneha Solanki: Super-natural
âSuper-natural' connects two points in time, the historical pre-enlightenment and genetic science of today, both periods signalling the onset of revolutionary or accelerated technological change. Integrating the practice of witchcraft with the emergent science of synthetic biology, Solanki highlights the rifts between science and experimental folk culture. Working in residence in a synthetic biology wet-lab, she has constructed a synthetic life, viewed through a scrying device.
Supported by the Synthetic Biology Research Group,
Marina Zurkow: Mesocosm (Northumberland UK)
âMesocosm (Northumberland UK)' is a 146-hour animated portrait of the Northumberland moors. One hour of time elapses each minute: the work continuously changes over time in response to software driven data inputs, influenced by the simulated ecosystems of environmental science. Also on view are âHeraldic Crests for Invasive Species', designed for twelve of the most successful modern invaders of North East England.
Developed during an ISIS Arts residency.
ISIS Arts is a visual and media arts organisation, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which was founded in 1991 and, for twenty years, has run an international programme of commissions, residencies and events.
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