synth-ethic presents art work related to Synthetic Biology: While artists increasingly use biotechnologies in order to manipulate living systems, the new field of Synthetic Biology aims at applying engineering principles to biology, so to not only modify but to build up “life” from scratch. In the exhibition synth-ethic, internationally reknown artists question this new technological dimension and the deriving ethical stance when life becomes synthetic. Their works explore the areas of tension between molecular biology and ecology, architecture and biochemistry, technology and nature, cybernetics and alchemy.
When: synth-ethic opens its doors during the Bio:Fiction festival. The exhibition is open to the public from 14th of May to 26th of June 2011.
Where: synth-ethic is shown in Room 50 (2nd floor) of the Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria