My abstract for the “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science” Conference

TTT Mario Savini 01.02.17

Transgenic Art. Creativity in the Era of Genetic Engineering



The spread of biotechnology and genetic engineering has developed a new creative thinking in the context of contemporary visual culture where art, science and life evolve into a network of interdependence. Starting from that, the paper analyses the works of important artists who, from the late nineties of the twentieth century, have modeled genetic material to create artistic works. These transgenic representations become a metaphor for cultural hybridisation. They are places of transaction that contradict their documentary size, losing the concept of memory, narration and storage. Artistic objects are replaced by the evanescence of aesthetics, reconsidering the relationship between image and information. This study goes beyond the boundaries of art, trying to understand the reasons of the crisis of its representation. Focusing attention on transgenic art means to say that the artist as a scientist, not only is able to change life, but to reinvent it completely. Attention is also given to mixtures of the various ontological categories where bodies are connected to machines in an intimate or hidden way, questioning the idea of nature and the concept of life. This proposal will try to answer the following questions: how has molecular biology influenced the development of contemporary art? Who is the artist today and what are the new areas of inquiry?


Corfu. Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science. 26 – 28 May, 2017

TTT Corfu Mario Savini Transgenic Art

Il 27 maggio presenterò alla Ionian University di Corfù (Grecia) una ricerca dal titolo “Transgenic Art. Creativity in the Era of Genetic Engineering”. L’appuntamento è parte della conferenza scientifica “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science” che si svolgerà dal 26 al 28 maggio 2017. Ecco il programma.

On May 27, I will present a research entitled “Transgenic Art. Creativity in the Era of Genetic Engineering” at Ionian University of Corfu (Greece). The appointment is part of the scientific conference “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science”, which will take place from 26 to 28 May 2017. Here is the program.

Un acquario interattivo per realtà aumentata

Università di Teramo – Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione. Ecco alcune immagini relative al prototipo dell’acquario interattivo per realtà aumentata realizzato insieme agli studenti del workshop “Luoghi della cultura e nuove tecnologie”. L’installazione sonora riproduce casualmente (in base al movimento dell’acqua) le “melodie” della natura.

Università di Teramo. L'acquario interattivo in realtà aumentata

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Università di Teramo. Inizia il workshop “Luoghi della cultura e nuove tecnologie” secondo Ted Davis

Ecco come interpreta il nome “” TEXT2IMAGE di Ted Davis!


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mario-savini- TEXT2IMAGE

TEXT2IMAGE (2009) is an online tool by Ted Davis that does exactly what the name describes, but in a different way than one might expect. Rather than creating a typographic based image of the text submitted, TEXT2IMAGE renders an abstract image that is the translation of the given input. The results remain consistent for any particular entry, however will vary greatly through textual change. Within the realms of data visualization + digital/glitch aesthetics, TEXT2IMAGE explores an alternative way to create images and analyze texts.

#mapyourselfie. Il 16 aprile al MAXXI di Roma

Mario Savini

Vi aspetto sabato 16 aprile al MAXXI di Roma. Presenterò il progetto #mapyourselfie dell’evento “6PM Your Local Time” nell’ambito del Media Art Festival (13 – 17 aprile 2016). Ecco il programma.

Hope to see you on April 16th at the MAXXI in Rome where I will present #mapyourselfie project of “6PM Your Local Time” at the Media Art Festival (13 to 17 April 2016). Here’s the program.

Mario Savini

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#mapyourselfie. Una mappa emozionale per promuovere i territori

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