toxicity, toxic life, frugivore

SYMPOSIUM: Toxic Life and Engineered Death

December 9, 2013 – 9am to 5pm

Cinematheque | Artspace Building, 100 Arthur St. | Winnipeg

Toxic Life and Engineered Death is a one-day symposium that will connect artists involved in the TOXICITY project with Canadian and international scholars and the general public in a discussion of the discourses of the arts/sciences interface. The symposium offers a chance for the participants and the audience to consider changes in the cultural, socio-political and ecological landscape through the lens of art and culture. Topics of presentations will include: ethical relationships to “partial life,” the biopolitical and cultural implications of biotechnology, the homologies between ecological and information “poisoning,” challenges to inherited taxonomies of culture, science, art and philosophy and the infiltration of biotechnology into the fabric of everyday life.

Keynotes: Steve Kurtz (Buffalo, USA)
Joe Davis ( Cambridge, MA, USA),
Natalie Jeremijenko (NY, USA),

Speakers: Ted Heibert (Seattle, USA), Melentie Pandilovski (Winnipeg),
Andrew E Pelling (Ottawa), Niki Sperou (Adelaide, Australia), Jennifer
Willet (Windsor).