Transcendence and Microbiopolitics : Art and biology as material speculation

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Electronic Arts
EditorsJuyong Park, Juhan Nam, Jin Wan Park
PublisherISEA International
Pages601-606
ISBN (Print)979-11-87275-06-0
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Conference

Title25th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2019)
LocationAsia Culture Center
PlaceKorea, Republic of
CityGwangju
Period22 - 28 June 2019

Abstract

Death, decay, and transcendence are transformed if interpreted from a microbial perspective. This paper constructs a non-anthropocentric approach on a microbial scale through the concept of microbiopolitics, an expanded notion of biopolitics with the inclusion of zoe, a postanthropocentric interpretation of ecological relations, focused on the life of microorganisms and introducing an ecological thought for the microbial planet. This research explores, in particular, the work of Latin American artists Ana Laura Cantera and Gilberto Esparza as a form of material speculation that opens up alternatives of thought grounded on the accountability of biological and technological matter, its limits and possibilities.

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  • Microbiopolitics, Art and biology, Posthuman, Bioart, Bacteria, New materialism

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Transcendence and Microbiopolitics : Art and biology as material speculation. / Pérez-Bobadilla, Mariana.

Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Electronic Arts. ed. / Juyong Park; Juhan Nam; Jin Wan Park. ISEA International, 2019. p. 601-606.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)