August - October 2016 we present the sixth Article Biennale in Stavanger, Norway
The Article biennial is produced and arranged by i/o/lab Centre for Future Art - an artist-run organization offering a regionally unique expertise in the field of media art - art and new technology.
i/o/lab's projects have often been cited among the most innovative and interesting art projects in the region and nationally. In presenting innovative artistic projects at the intersections of art and science, i/o/lab creates a meeting place somewhere between art and research, aimed at a diverse audience. Article Biennale promotes art commenting on our digital world and affecting the ethical and political issues relevant to our time. Article Biennial 2016 curated by i/o/lab by Hege Tapio in collaboration with co-curator Nora Vaage, who is writing her doctoral thesis on Bioart at the University of Bergen.

THEME for Article Biennale 2016
The New Eden - or the new paradise ... What happens when people gain the knowledge of everything and the opportunity to create things in their image? Where is the boundary between good and evil, and will we be able to know everything or have eternal life?
According to the Judeo-Christian Creation story, the first humans lived an innocent and carefree life in the garden of Eden, until the snake tempted Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the tree of knowledge.
The 2016 Article Biennial exhibition The New Eden explores our advanced knowledge of manipulating life, and where we might be headed with this.
In the New Eden are creatures that have been created through sophisticated intervention in the natural order. Today we have enough knowledge to create gold, make skin resist bullets, and store information in DNA. What do we do with this knowledge? And what does it do to us? What are the implications of the new biotechnology on society?

We are calling for Nordic artists and academics who can contribute to the program.
The art exhibition will be supplemented by events in the form of discussion panels, artist’s presentations and activities aimed at children and youths. The development of a mobile laboratory that will tour the district during the exhibition period is also planned.
We ask prospective participants to send an email presenting their suggested contribution to the program.

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