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ZENDAI
MUSEUM OF
MODERN ART

199 Fangtian Road
Shanghai, China
Tel: 86 (021) 50339801

23 Jul–31 Aug, 2006
www.zendaiart.com

| Drew Berry | Justine Cooper | Peter E Charuk | George Khut | Jon McCormack | Jane Quon | SymbioticA | Tissue Culture & Art Project | Julie Ryder | Hellen Sky | Mari Velonaki |

Drew Berry uses high-end digital animation tools to visualise the medical worlds with previously unimagined accuracy and illuminate the wondrous landscapes concealed beneath the surface of the human body in his work body code.

Justine Cooper’s photographic series Saved by Science reveals biodiversity as the greatest container of all knowledge that helps us understand how life functions, how it evolved, how it might continue to evolve. The series was produced at The American Museum of Natural History in New York as part of Australia Council for the Arts residency.

Peter E Charuk’s video work AquaLux II—inspired by a novel seabed mapping technique developed by scientists at the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Group in Hobart—provides a wondrous portal to the world at the ocean bed. | Symposium >>

At the centre of George Khut’s art is the lived, sentient body. His work, Drawing Breath, incorporates biofeedback technologies and translates the participant’s breathing patterns into oscillating audio-visual scapes. How will we experience nature in the future? If we destroy the nature we know, could we produce a ‘new nature’? | Symposium >>

In Jon McCormack’s, interactive installation Turbulence: A Museum of Unnatural History and his digitally generated print series Morphogenesis this future nature comes to life artificially—created entirely by computer software written by the artist. | Symposium >>

Ecological sustainability is the focus in Jane Quon’s video work The Net is Cast, which was realised in collaboration with WorldFish, a Malaysian organization whose core activity is aquatic scientific research and sustainable fishing practices. | Symposium >>

Is it alive?... Is it intelligent?... Is it creative?... These questions are at the heart of MEART: the semi-living artist created by the SymbioticA Research Group at The University of Western Australia. This mind-boggling apparatus demonstrates how far has strayed from generally held conceptions of life, intelligence and creativity. www.fishandchips.uwa.edu.au | Symposium >>

For the Tissue Culture & Art Project biotechnology is not merely an application of science but a tool of creative inquiry. Works such as Pig Wings and The Remains of Disembodied Cuisine directly critique and confront socially debatable biotechnological trends. www.tca.uwa.edu.au | Symposium >>

The beauty and intrigue of cryptic plants that carry the secrets to prehistoric life on Earth are revealed in Julie Ryder’s work art and the bryophyte, developed with botanist Dr Christine Cargill at Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. | Symposium >>

Hellen Sky collaborated worked with a team of astrophysicists to create Deep Space, which explores our intrinsic connection to the infinite universe. | Symposium >>

Mari Velonaki and a team of scientists from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics collaborated intensively for three years to create the ghostly, photonic screen for her interactive work Embracement.

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