“Metabolic Arts” presented by Unknown presenters


Session Title:

  • Bio Art – Bio Design (short papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Metabolic Arts

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Organizations




  • Metabolism holds potential as both a crucial topic and an analytical tool for our current biopolitical moment, for understanding the agency and significance of material forces as they move into and through bodies. From this vantage point, this statement suggests practicing a metabolic gaze by reading together metabolism and contemporary art. It discusses ways of defining metabolism that might be productive in helping to produce tools and touchstones for metabolic readings, before presenting examples of artworks which might be interestingly illuminated by light of this sign. Keywords: metabolic arts, metabolism, ASTS, bioart, microbes, digestion, soil, non-human, art-science.