MU's winter exhibition Polarities | Psychology and Politics of Being Ecological, almost comes to an end. Inthe last weekend, on Friday February 28 and Saturday February 29 between 4 and 10 PM, MU offers a full closing program of talks, panels and performances by artists and scientists, With Arne Hendriks, Xandra van der Eijk, Irene Stracuzzi, Michael Sedbon, Mark IJzerman & Sebastien Robert, Minji Choi & Joost Emmerik. They will talk about profound collaborations between artists and scientists, but also about the way art and design can lead to radicale different insights and queer science.
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28
16.00 - 16.50 Xandra van der Eijk & Irene Stracuzzi on Polarities and ice, ecological grief and the politics of borders.
17.00 - 17.35 Michael Sedbon on his BAD Award-winning installation CMD: Experiment in Bio-Algorithmic politics
17.35 - 17.55 Mark IJzerman & Sebastién Robert on their multidisciplinary project As Above, So Below
18.00 - 18.30 Minji Choi & landscapedesigner Joost Emmerik on Choi's research project (Non)Native, the American Black Cherry and what it means to be identified as an 'invasive species'.
DINNER BREAK WITH SOUP & BREAD
20.00 - 21.00
A Little Less Human by Arne Hendriks
A performative lecture on lactose intolerance, Rod Stewart, vermicompost and the Ciliwung river.
Arne Hendriks practices being a new-human. A little practice in an era in which we are suspect as a species already, or even guilty. He practices in places where the relationship we have to ourselves and our surroundings is marked by growth, enhancement, efficiency, optimism and the promise of being more human. He was a researcher at the Hubrecht Institute and the Rabobank, and he now works as artist in residence at Wageningen University & Research. This evening he will try to knot the threads of 10 years of research together.