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“BioArt Research on Nature and Bodies”
This artistic research project started during the summer school 2021 and my artistic residency at Cultivamos Cultura in the summer of 2021, it is an ongoing project that will be developed further in 2022.
This project was possible with the support of the BMKOES Austria (Bundesministerium für Kultur und Sport)
"Is caring for everything based on carbon-bound organic-molecules ethical or necessary? How far can art go caring for living organisms and using them at the same time as artistic materials? What are the implications of this and how does this look? In her project, Daniela will explore carbon as the chemical element capable of binding complex molecules, and therefore life.
Following the previous research on carbon and the journey of every carbon atom from its creation in the cosmos to binding living or non-living matter on earth, she explores ways of perceiving carbon-based alliances, reactions and coexistence, through experimental drawings of carbon-based-ink, water and paper. This time using water from the river and from the sea, containing millions of different micro-organisms and life-forms.
They will be regarded as agents that co-create the drawings and the result will be an aesthetic outcome of the coexistence and collaboration of the different materials. The transformation of the water-organisms into different types of life-forms growing from the drawing explores the complexity of life-to-death atomic mutation. The different ethical and elements of care will be explored throughout the different stages of the project." (Text By Cultivamos Cultura)