Bio Art

Sap-Lab also intends to provide a context for discussion of contemporary practices, ideas and frameworks in the areas of biotechnology and bio art (such as genetic engineering, transgenic art or DNA art). With this objective, we will put forward different experimental initiatives at the frontiers of artistic and scientific research on biotechnologies in such a way that Art, Science and Philosophy may interact. We will try to provide innovative conditions for expertise exchange by merging laboratories with ateliers and by putting together, side by side, artists and biologists, physicists, experts on informatics and philosophers. Indeed, there are a lot of questions arising from this type of art and science collaboration: questions related with the redefinition of the disciplines involved, aesthetic considerations, ethical debates about the roles and responsibilities of the authors and institutions that host these proposals or even discussions about life and its limits.