Telepresence and Bio Art -- Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots, Free Flow lectureJanuary 24, 2006, 6:00 pm »
Eduardo Kac's work reveals the alternately poetic, political, personal, and philosophical approaches by which the artist examines contemporary life and speculates on our collective future. After an introduction contextualizing his pioneering telepresence work, in progress since the mid-1980s, Kac will give examples and further discuss his current transgenic work. Kac has integrated many disciplines to present an imaginative view of art's relevance to the contemporary world, a view which has firm roots in the artist's background in philosophy and literature. The artist is internationally recognized for his unique artwork which focuses on the relationships among and between humans, animals, machines, and different life forms. The presentation will include a discussion of "GFP Bunny" (Alba, the green rabbit) and "Move 36", Kac's most recent work, shown at Gwangju Biennale, Korea, and Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil.
Following the lecture, the artist will autograph copies of his new book, Telepresence and Bio Art -- Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots, published by The University of Michigan Press.
Eduardo Kac is an artist who exhibited in 2005 at Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; and Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, among others. In 2005 Kac held a solo show at Galerie Biche de Bere, Paris. He is currently working on a public art commission for the Weisman Art Museum, in Minneapolis, where he will have a solo show in 2006. In March 2006 Kac will have a solo show at Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires. Kac is represented at Arco 2006, Madrid, by Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen.
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