‘My name is T. Dohrnii. I’m an itty-bitty jellyfish, but I have a secret power no humans have.’ – so the Japanese scientist sings swinging his head with a jellyfish hat on. Longevity and tissue engineering are equally rational and esoteric, like that blue blood of horseshoe crabs, which finds itself partly in contemporary medicine and partly in their armoured bodies. Non-human regeneration makes humans scratch their heads: how to regenerate cells for technological beings such as us? The lecture will keep you on your toes, guiding you through pathways of regenerative medicine, bio-capitalism, shamanism and immortal sea creatures. It will take you a little further – to the digitization, quantification of your body, your health, until the touch becomes absent and care becomes virtual.
by Pakui Hardware
January 12, 2021, 6pm CET
Online, Cisco WebEx
Pakui Hardware is the name for the artist duo Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda which began in 2014. The artists live and work between Berlin and Vilnius. Solo exhibitions include BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; carlier | gebauer, Berlin; Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MdbK); Tenderpixel gallery, London, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany; MUMOK, Vienna. Past group exhibitions include MOCO La Panacée, Montpellier, France; Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey; CCA Tel Aviv, Israel; MAXXI, Rome; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; 13th Baltic Triennial at CAC, Vilnius; BOZAR, Brussels.