NOWs: LIFE FORMS by Andreas Greiner, edited by Carson Chan

17 April 2020 / Nows


Essays on the Display, Synthesis and Simulation of Life and Artworks of Andreas Greiner

Cat. Kunstverein Heilbronn / Mönchehaus Museum Goslar; edited by Carson Chan
texts (English) by Gregory Cartelli, Ryan Roark, J.D. Schnepf, Ursula Ströbele, Mareike Vennen, J. Craig Venter, Olivier Zeitoun and German Synopses by Stefan Vicedom
Design: Sin-U-Ko
232 p with 250 coloured and 70 b/w illustrations
250 x 200 mm, Swiss brochure
Published by Snoeck Verlag, Cologne, 2020.
ISBN 978-3-86442-309-3
Order: 39,80 €

Andreas Greiner’s Artwork and the Simulation of Life

Which forms does artificial life take? How do humans today intervene in growth processes through synthetic biology? How does this affect the relationship between nature and culture? And what significance does art have in the age of the anthropocene? For Andreas Greiner (*1979), these questions are at the center of his work, where he scrutinizes the relationships between nature/technology/culture/art with regard to ethics as well as social and ecological issues. This volume places Andreas Greiner’s work in a dialogue with scientists and experts from various disciplines such as physics, computer science, biology, music and architecture. The emerging interfaces raise the integral questions that the artist examines, which are more urgent than ever after the apparent quantum leaps in the medical-biological field, such as genetic engineering