Robertina Šebjanic

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Robertina Šebjanic
Based in Ljubljana, she is an artist and cultural facilitator.
In her art practice she is interested working in the field of humanist and natural science in the context of Living systems, AV performances and installations. The context for her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors, and thus through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies in her work. She is member of BioTehnaLab, HacteriaLab and Theremidi orchestra.
Between 2008 and 2012 she was a programme manager at Ljudmila, between 2013 and 2014 she was working as mission and programme developer at KSEVT – Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies.

The human life expectancy almost doubled during the last century while we attempt to solve the limitations of our bodies with the regenerative medicine whose research is lately focused on biologically immortal animals. We study their cells and proteins with the hope to acquire their properties via “biotech download” in our cells. While much effort has been spent trying to prolong life itself, it is important to understand the quality of an extended life. Biological life forms are inseparable from their restrictions which we have not yet managed to fully understand.
The performance of Robertina Šebjanič can be seen in the context of the principles of DIY biology art developed by the network (free software and hardware, portative lab, biotechs). The sound performance features sound transmitted live as generated by Hydra, an immortal freshwater microscopic polip, mixed with the sound recordings, the archive of the time reminiscence, collected during time that body of hydra is regenerating. Both field recording and the live sound are establishing a new soundscape.

Venue : Nadir / Friche de l’Antre-Peaux Saturday 8 at 20h30