PNEK NIGHT with ORON CATTS

PNEK is pleased to host Oron Catts presenting his artistic work from a critical perspective. The field of media arts is in a constant flux.
What are the experimental and emerging tendencies?

Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project.

Catts interest is Life; more specifically the shifting relations and perceptions of life in the light of new knowledge and it applications. Often working in collaboration with other artists (mainly Dr. Ionat Zurr) and scientists, Catts have developed a body of work that speak volumes about the need for new cultural articulation of evolving concepts of life. Catts was a Research Fellow in Harvard Medical School, a visiting Scholar at the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University, and a Visiting Professor of Design Interaction, Royal College of Arts, London. Catts’ ideas and projects reach beyond the confines of art; his work is often cited as inspiration to diverse areas such as new materials, textiles, design, architecture, ethics, fiction, and food.

Read more about Oron Catts: http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/residents/catts

From Dusk Till Dawn Art Prize is given every year after the Winter Solstice Night Exhibition to one or several artists in collaboration with Pnek and EE. The prize is not meant to judge about the best art work or performance but rather encouraging new or emerging experimental artistic initiative. The prize consists of a symbolic amount of money, the original cassette recording of the Winter Solstice and an opportunity for the artists to show their work again during the Prize celebration evening