Shifting perspectives: A kinesthetic dialogue about Synthetic Biology in a more-than-human world

  • Pini, S. (Underviser)
  • Jestin George (Underviser)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


The film 'Shifting Perspectives' is inspired by a recent conversation between two leaders in the field of synthetic biology (Sarah Richardson and Tom Knight) and their divergent approaches to working with microbial life. Our aim with this work is to open a multivocal interdisciplinary dialogue across screendance, performance and synthetic biology. Synthetic biology and the redesigning of biological systems could offer an alternative option, a living, growing, biological technology.
Such an alternative would be capable of disrupting many fossil-fuels based industries and reshaping technology as we know it. Moreover, design can help us access incredible aspects of biology; from animal-free meat and biofuels to plastic-degrading bacteria and cures for diseases. As we try to move towards a future based on a bio-economy, how do we align with the possibilities of designing with life? And can we make space for the non-human life we aim to become so heavily reliant upon? By asking if dance and embodied knowledge can help us explore ways to engage and cope with transformative and uncertain times, this work proposes a reconsideration of the relationship with our lived environment and its inhabitants.
Periode7. sep. 2021
BegivenhedstitelDRHA2021: Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene
PlaceringBerlin, Tyskland
Grad af anerkendelseInternational