Guided Evolution: Between Aesthetic and Teleologic Judgement

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Jacob Wamberg - Foredragsholder

  • Afdeling for Kunsthistorie
Moving into telepresence and the manipulation of biological material, art seems to fulfil its oldest desire: engulfing that reality which before it could only dream about. With telepresence the viewer is transformed to an actor breaking through the representational screen, and with bio art sculptures are becoming more alive than Pygmalion’s mistress. What does this transgression of the medium mean for the concept of art? Especially the creation of organisms could reactuate Kant’s dictum of disinterestedness, as nothing seems less apt for being instrumentalized than life itself. On the other hand, legitimizing the evolution of new organisms purely on aesthetic terms seems just as irresponsible. This paper will opt for a ‘weak teleology’.
6 okt. 2005

Begivenhed (Konference)

TitelTelepresence and Bio Art: Transgressing the Interface

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