The hybrid lab/DIYbio/art practice appears as the cultural answer to science, a privileged critique of ethics and generator of new concepts. Aside from having these societal functions, what kind of relations come into view when "the practice" is considered as "multi-species labour" and "adaptation" an enactment of various layers of biopolitics?
This talk will examine some of my recent work with plants through ethics, power, convenience, and necessity, arriving to the concept of the vegetariat, which in a curious way blurs the line between green and white-coat work.
Presented with CDM, Nusasonic, and SHAPE, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Špela Petrič is a Slovenian new media artist and former scientific researcher currently based in Amsterdam. She received a PhD in Biomedicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an Advanced Master in Arts from LUCA, Brussels, Belgium. Her artistic practice combines natural sciences, new media and performance.