November 16, 2018, 6:30 pm   » 

A screening of Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s short film T3511, followed by the artist in conversation with Sri Kosuri and Soraya de Chadarevian “To break a cell is to trespass the most intimate of spaces.”-- Heather Dewey-Hagborg

LOS ANGELES, CA — Oct. 18, 2018 — Fathomers and UCLA Art|Sci Center are pleased to
present "Dear Donor," a provocative exploration of data and biopolitics with artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. Dewey-Hagborg will screen a single-channel version of her short film T3511 (2018, 9:04 min.), a “post-genomic love story” that follows a biohacker’s increasingly obsessive interactions with an anonymous saliva donor. The work had its premiere as a four-channel installation at MU Artspace, in Eindhoven, alongside her installation Probably Chelsea, in May 2018.

Then the artist will be joined by bio-engineer Sri Kosuri and science historian Soraya de Chadarevian — both professors at UCLA — for a multi-disciplinary conversation about consumer genomics, citizen sleuthing, and rights to bio-privacy. Kosuri’s lab develops technologies for reading, writing and editing DNA. De Chadarevian, who studies the material and visual practices of the biomedical sciences, is currently completing a
manuscript on chromosomes (as viewed through the microscope) and the study of human
heredity in the second half of the 20th century.

The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Experimental Digital Arts (EDA,room 1250) space at the Broad Art Center at UCLA (240 Charles E. Young Drive North). It is free and open to the public.

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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