a project by CAPSULA
critical art ensemble
Saturday 20th of October 07 at Intermediæ Matadero Madrid
4 pm. presentation of project Neurótica:bioII
4-7 pm. performance "The Body Proud" by Critical Art Ensemble
5.30 pm. presentation Critical Art Ensemble by Steve Kurtz y Lucia Sommer
7 pm. presentation "Extinction and Existence" by Eugene Thacker
+ open discussion moderated by Raquel Renno
is the second
public manifestation of a research project that examines the anxieties
of contemporary society, generated by the rapid advances made in
science and technology. Neurótica:bio explores society's perception of
advances in biotechnology and the hopes and fears associated with them.
Critical Art Ensemble
collective of tactical media practitioners that explore the
intersecions between art, critical theory, technology and political
The Body Proud is a live installacion exploring the pathologycal
impacto of digital information and communication technology on the
human body and mind. The visitors are invited to take a shiatsu session
while while they are surrounded by monitors scrolling through the EU
statistics on the explosive growth of psychiatric services in the time
of digital ubiquity.
is the author of
a number of books on the philosophy of science and technology,
including 'Biomedia,' 'The Global Genome: Biotechnology,
Politics, and Culture,' and 'The Exploit: A Theory of Networks'
(co-authored with Alexander Galloway). He teaches at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, in Atlanta (USA). Extinction and Existence
will examine the theme of extinction and the way that is prompts us to
reconsider the concept of life as a philosophical concept.
holds a PhD on
Communication and Semiotics ("Culture in Mediated Enviroments") by the
Catholic University of Sao Paolo, she is researcher in the National
Council of Technologycal and Scientific Research (CNPQ, Brasil) and
colaborator in the digital art project Influenza with Rafael Marchetti.
NEURÓTICA is a project by CAPSULA
CAPSULA is a research platform created in 2005 by Mónica Bello and Ulla
Taipale, with the objective of generating cultural products that
explore the relationship between art, science and nature. It is a
collaborative project that aims to build bridges for dialog among
separate disciplines, and stimulate critical thought through the
exchange of knowledge.