Please allow me to send you an announcement about the art and ethics series "Trust me, I’m an artist” that we organise with lead artist Anna Dumitriu and lead ethicist Prof. Bobbie Farsides in collabroation with Arts Catalyst, Kapelica Gallery, Medical Museion and Leonardo Olats, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU.
For those of you who are in Amsterdam on November 16 and 17 another edition of "Trust me, I’m an artist” will take place on the 16th at Waag Society, followed by a symposium about the series 17th.
For those of you who are in London on December 7 another edition of Trust me, I’m an artist will take place at Arts Catalyst.
November 16th (19.30 - 22.00) Maja Smrekar will present her ongoing project Ecce Canis - K9 Topology wherein she researches men’s co-evolution with wolves and dogs, finally taking the measure to place their cell materials in an equal cohabitating relationshup with those of men. The ethics committee consist of Prof Nora Vaage, Dr. Ellen ter Gast, Prof. Robert Zwijnenberg and novellist and biologist Arjen Mulder, the committe will be chaired by Prof. Bobbie Farsides. The symposium on the 17th (10.30 - 17.30) will deal with questions such as ‘Can ethics learn from the arts?’; ‘Can ethics be an artistic practice?’; and ‘How to make ethical arts public?’.
(program also in the attachment to this message.)
December 7th (18.30) Arts Catalyst in London will host the Trust me, I’m an artist edition about DNA Ancestry Testing Larry Achaimpong and David Blandy
Ancestry DNA testing has been widely embraced as a new way to understand our identity. But how does this removal of identity from its narrative and social dimension impact on understandings of race and relationships? And what is the scientific validity of this testing?
As part of a new project with Arts Catalyst, artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy are each taking multiple Ancestry DNA tests. In this special event, the artists will present their findings and discuss the bioethical issues with a specially convened ethics committee of medical experts, geneticists and artists.
We hope to welcome you at these events!
Best & greetings,