Biomodd [LBA2] Second and Final Exhibit

posted Aug 19, 2009, 1:00 AM by Lai del Rosario   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 12:28 AM by Diego S. Maranan ]

The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) and the Biomodd [LBA2] Team, in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, are pleased to present the second and final exhibition of Biomodd [LBA2] in the Philippines. The show opens September 1, 2009, Tuesday, 6:00 pm at mcad (Museum of Contemporary Art and Design) and runs until September 25.

Biomodd is an interactive and collaborative art project that integrates nature and technology. One of aims of the project is to create an art installation in which different forms of plant life coexist with a fully functioning computer system. This system is built almost entirely from recycled computers, and plant growth is stimulated by the excess heat of the working electronics. Visitors can interact with the art installation by playing a multiplayer computer game that runs on this hybrid system.

An idea by Belgian biologist-turned-artist Angelo Vermeulen, Biomodd is now an international collaboration, with installations being set up in different countries. The first version was made in Athens, Ohio in 2007 when Vermeulen was artist in residence at the Ohio University's Aesthetic Technologies Lab . At present, Biomodd is in the Philippines and was produced and first exhibited in Los Baños. Other Biomodd versions will soon be launched in Singapore and Brazil.

mcad is housed in the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde at 950 P. Ocampo St. Malate, Manila. The 1,500 square meters of exhibion space aims to facilitate circumstances in which inventive and activist individuals can work together on common and related ideas. View the location on Google Maps.

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