Transgenic prints by Alicia Candiani & Intermediate update by Debra Solomon

Does research add value from artistic practice to growth of knowledge? And what is this added value: does it enrich or narrow the scientific research?
After two presentations the artists and scientists deepen the theme of trans disciplinary work by interaction with the audience.

Wednesday July 13th at 19:00 at AGA LAB.
Transgenic prints – lecture by Alicia Candiani.
Intermediate update of BinnenlandAtelier work period – presentation by Debra Solomon.

19:00 to 19:30 – walk in with drinks
19:30 to 20:00 – lecture by Alicia Candiani (Argentina)
20:00 to 20:30 – presentation by Debra Solomon (USA/NL)
20:30 to 21:00 – panel discussion with Alicia Candiani, Debra Solomon and Jan Willem van der Schans (Wageningen University)
21:00 to 22:00 – drinks and networking
Register via info@agalab.nl
Presentations and conversation will be in English. Entrance is free.

Lecture “Transgenic Prints” by Alicia Candiani
In the context of molecular biology ‘transgenic’ refers to an organism which derives from other origin sources. It partly carries something of the previous body, but is also completely new and is in an ‘in between’ status. Alicia Candiani sees this status as a metaphor for the position of contemporary graphics; how the breadth of the present-day printed media breaks the traditional parameters of this field and change the genes, as it were. This means more than a mixture of techniques and application to other materials. Graphics – according to Candiani – are largely determined by artistic conventions of certain historical currents. At the same time ‘printmaking’ often is used to express this transformation of historical categories. Therewith graphics are a transgenic media.
Alicia Candiani is an artist, curator for several international biennials including IMPACT and director of www.proyectoace.org

Debra Solomon is the founder of Urbaniahoeve Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture. Urbaniahoeve (the city as our farm) and developed food system – infrastructure in various locations in the public space of The Hague and Amsterdam. These infrastructures transform the existing landscape to an ecosystem and implement in situ topsoil production.
As an expert in food system infrastructure Solomon was co-curator of The Edible City (2007), DOTT07 the first Urban Farming Project in Newcastle UK and participated in the International Design Biennale in Saint Etienne where she designed community tools for food and sustainability. Recently she was Artist in Residence at the Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World at Dartington Estate’s Schumacher College. She exhibited at Stroom Den Haag, Desk Europe, ARCAM (Amsterdam) i.a.
During the temporary BinnenlandAtelier (artist in residency work period) of the Mondriaan Fund at AGA LAB and De Waag society she works amongst others on chromatography based on her own soil samples, ‘plantguilds’ and graphic earth patterns based on fungi.

Imager: Weaver by Alicia Candiani