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1. June, 16:0019:00

WORKSHOP Bioxeno by Gaia Leandra and Ce Quimera

Bioxeno Workshop

by Gaia Leandra and Ce Quimera

1st of June, 16h – 19h

Workshop Registration:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bioxeno-by-ce-quimera-and-gaia-leandra-tickets-336402237147?aff=odcleoeventsincollection 

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab

ABOUT:

“Nothing is more queer than nature”

Brigitte Baptiste

In this workshop Ce Quimera and Gaia Leandre propose to collectively explore the diversity of organisms in an ecosystem. Through biological and artistic practices, we will question how different microorganisms live and co-exist interacting with the environment. We will address ecological communities: how to define an ecosystem, how different communities maintain and generate themselves, why the human body is an ecosystem and not an individual. We will shift our anthropocentric vision, conditioned by the belief that humans are the measure of all things, to a worldly outlook that introduces the invisible: all surfaces are covered with life.

“Bioxeno project has had the support of the “Premios Barcelona 2020” Grants from the Barcelona City Council and with the support of Hangar.org for our two-year residency at the wetlab (Gaia Leandra + Ce Quimera 2020-2022).”

Gaia Leandra and Ce QuimeraWORKSHOP Bioxeno by Gaia Leandra and Ce Quimera

About Gaia Leandra and Ce Quimera

CE QUIMERA
Artist and researcher, born in Argentina and resident in Europe since
2000, living between Barcelona and Bourges. She studied Social
Anthropology in Buenos Aires, while doing internships in performing arts
and in 2008, together with Kina Madno, she created the lab, Quimera
Rosa. From this point on she focused her corporal and investigative
work on post-identity gender policies and corporal, identity and
technoscience experimentations from a trans*feminist perspective.
Her work currently focuses on the development of performances,
transdisciplinary projects and interactive installations, elaborating
devices that function through corporal activity and experimentations in
biohacking. Her work includes long periods of research/experimentation,
generally in residences. In 2016, she began working with Quimera Rosa
on the project Trans*Plant, carried out and produced by Ars Electrónica
and the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE),
Hangar and the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), the University of California in Davis and L'Antre Peaux. In 2019, she
participated in Acá soy la que se fue: relatos sudakas en la Europa
fortaleza, a pioneer collection of real stories of and for migrants to
Europe from Abya Yala and the Caribbean. She is a resident artist
together with Gaia Leandra at the Hangar Wetlab (2020/2022), where
she carries out projects of investigation and experimentation in art and
science from a transhackfeminist vision. Most of her work is collaborative
and free of patents and ownership codes and has been presented in
streets, galleries, universities, freelance spaces, okupas, art centres,
festivals and museums.

GAIA LEANDRA
Gaia Leandra holds a degree in biology. She worked at the Institute for
Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the Italian National
Research Council CNR. After university education, she started artistic
collaborations with Paula Pin within the project »Fotosintetika«. She
participates in the Maker Faire (Rome). She exhibited sound work at the
Flussi media arts festival in Avellino. She also collaborates with the
collective »Riot Studio« doing DIY biology workshops and works with
Mary Magicc’s project »Hormons«. Together with the artist Oskar Martin
she offers workshops on sound biology and electronics. She is part of the Italian collective »Merda Elettronica«. She teaches DIY synth
workshops with the artist Corazón de Robota. She curates independent
music festivals such as FTS, Multiversal, Ràdio Black Out and TPA I 76A
Napolitan squatt. From 2020 to 2022 she is part of the resident collective
in Wetlab at hangar.org in Barcelona.

Event details

Date:
1. June
Time:
16:00–19:00
Door policy:
all genders
Registration:
No registration required.
Requirements:
bring your own computer
Cost:
free
Event Category:

Venue

Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory, Jägerstraße 52-54, 1200 Wien

Organizer

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab