Biomodd [LBA2] is both
As an installation, Biomodd [LBA2] is a monumental, living sculpture that integrates collaborative creativity, plant life, and secondhand computer components. Though the final version of the project will depend on the interests of the participants, key components of sculpture include:
The first version was built in at the Aesthetics Technology Lab in Athens, Ohio, and was nominated for the Ars Electronica Hybrid Art Prix in 2008. The creator of the Biomodd projects, Angelo Vermeulen, is collaborating with communities from the Singapore, Brazil, and the Philippines to create new versions of this sculpture in each of those countries.
Anyone. We not only need artists and programmers; we need people from different backgrounds. No previous training or experience is required.
So if you, the organization you work with, or anyone else you know has even a mild interest in ecology, computer games, installation art, plants, community, technology, traditional art practices, thinking/writing critically about modernity and technology, or anything related to these ideas in general... you probably have something important to contribute to Biomodd [LBA2].
The Biomodd project is becoming a big deal internationally, and we'd love to have you be part of it. You can even use the opportunity to launch your own projects. Aside from being properly credited and honored as a collaborator in the Biomodd project, you can (and we would strongly encourage you to) use Biomodd to explore ideas and create work that you're interested. For example, filmmaker Morgan Riles produced a feature documentary on the Athens version of Biomodd as her thesis project which helped her launch as a film editor in New York. Another collaborator, Jeff Lovett, received an invitation to set up his own solo show.
Whether you're interested in art, ecology, technology, or community development, we hope that the Biomodd project creates symbiotic relationships, where everyone benefits from the project in a significant way!
NEW: Biomodd, in partnership with UP Open University, is offering a summer short course in Biomodd in particular and new media art practice in general, as a way to provide institutional recognition to your contributions to the project. Learn more about the Biomodd course.
A quick and incomplete summary of activities you can help with:
Development Phase (Los Baños):
February 14, 2009 - March 20, 2009
April 2, 2009 - May 31, 2009
July 1, 2009 - July 31, 2009
Exhibition Phase (Los Baños):
August 1, 2009 - August 31, 2009
Exhibition Phase (Manila):
September 15, 2009 - October 15, 2009
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