The Multispecies Salon 3: SWARM November 2010 = New Orleans
The Multispecies Salon 3 will use art to address a series of interrelated questions about nature: Which species flourish, and which fail, when natural and cultural worlds intermingle and collide? What happens when the bodies of organisms, and even entire ecosystems, are brought into schemes of biotechnology and dreams of biocapitalism? And finally, with particular relevance to New Orleans: In the aftermath of disaster--in a blasted landscape that has been transformed by multiple catastrophes--what are the possibilities of biocultural hope?
November 13th, 2010: Opening Night
Edible Companions & Swarm Orbs
The Front Gallery
6pm-9pm, 4100 St. Claude (Bywater Neighborhood, New Orleans, LA 70117)
We will serve edible insects, cheese from goats involved in a guerrilla bioremediation project, among other delectables. The Swarm Orbs robots will make their New Orleans debut here at our opening night.
Life in the Age of Biotechnology
6pm-9pm, 3331 St. Claude Ave. (Bywater Neighborhood, New Orleans, LA 70117)
Hope in Blasted Landscapes
6pm-9pm, 612 Piety Street (Bywater Neighborhood, New Orleans, LA 70117)
7:30pm Tableau Vivant
8:00pm The Recycled Fashion Show, by Calamity