Exhibition Volume I
21 May, 18:00 – 22:00
22 – 24 May, 13:00 – 18:00
1st years students participating:
1st part of the exhibition by Art & Science first year Master Students in collaboration with BBMRI-ERIC
A large and classified collection of biological samples and related data, amassed primarily for medical research purposes.
The exhibition “latent bones” explores the relationships between our bodies, the biomaterial they consist of, and the systems and structures with which they are intertwined. It is a consortium of different perspectives, artistic and methodological practices through which we seek to cast new and old light on various matters regarding the body and its state: alive, dead, sleeping, or in stasis; integral or dissected; real or fictional. From these perspectives a diverse array of questions and lines of thought emerge, through which we reflect on the counter-effects of modernization, the ways we perceive and convey meaning to bodily matters, and how these are shaped through art, science and technology.
The research that lead to this exhibition was made possible through a collaboration with BBMRI-ERIC (Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure - European Research Infrastructure Consortium), providing a platform for structural examination as well as discussing the related ethical and societal issues. Further contributions were kindly provided by Dr Helmuth Haslacher (Medical University of Vienna), Francesco Florindi (BBMRI-ERIC), Dr Melanie Goisauf (BBMRI-ERIC), Alastair Kent (Co-Chair of the UK Rare Disease Policy Board and previous Chair of the BBMRI-ERIC Stakeholder Forum), as well as Biobank Graz.