Tuur Van Balen (B) & Revital Cohen (IL)
Between January 28th, 2011 and May 1st, 2011, critical designers Tuur Van Balen and Revital Cohen present a selection of their work in the exhibition project Alter Nature. The Unnatural Animal.
In their designs, Van Balen and Cohen elaborate on potential applications of new developments in bioscience and -technology and their consequences, in a societal and relational context.
Tuur Van Balen uses design to explore the wider implications of emerging technologies. Through objects and interventions, he engages a wider audience in critical reflections on the possible roles of new technologies in our everyday lives. Since 2008, Tuur has been bringing design into the world of synthetic biology and vice versa. In one of his projects, he proposes to make a pigeon poo soap.
Tuur has exhibited and presented his work in various contexts, both within the UK and abroad.
Revital Cohen is a designer who develops critical objects and provocative scenarios exploring the juxtaposition of the natural with the artificial. Her work spans across various mediums and includes collaborations with scientists, bioethicists, animal breeders and physicians. She has received many acknowledgments and awards, amongst others from FactoryDesign, the Helen Hamlyn Centre, Science Museum's Emerging Artist Commission, and Icon magazine. Cohen has been exhibiting and lecturing internationally within varied contexts and locations - from scientific and academic conferences to art galleries and design fairs.
The evening of the lecture, the exhibition Alter Nature: The Unnatural Animal is exceptionally open until 8pm.
A-Z lectures take place on Tuesday at Zebrazaal at Z33.
Entrance is free, but registration is required.
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