KLAS artists-in-residence Agnes Meyer-Brandis and Otavio Schipper/Sergio Krakowski present their work at Max Planck Campus


You are cordially invited to KLAS@MPI
a presentation of the works by KLAS artists-in-residence

Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Otavio Schipper & Sergio Krakowski

Tuesday, September 11th, 13:30-15:00
The exhibited works will remain on view until October 12th, 2018

MPI Campus Potsdam-Golm
Am Mühlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 13:30-15:00

Max Planck Day
Friday 14 September 2018

On occasion of the Max Planck Day on September 14th 2018, KLAS artists-in-residence Agnes Meyer-Brandis and Otavio Schipper/Sergio Krakowski will present works developed during their residency at the interface of Synthetic Biology.

One year has gone by since the KLAS awardees spent time at the labs of Dr. Tom Robinson (Biomicrofluidic Systems), Dr. Arren Bar-Even (Systems and Synthetic Metabolism), Dr. Alex de Vries (Molecular Dynamics) and Prof. Jan Kok (Molecular Genetics). Conversations with the research teams, exchanges of ideas, understanding what synthetic biology is, what art can be…it is now time for the artists to show us what piqued their curiosity and how they shape this knowledge, imagination and vision.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis probes the fragile border and tension between fact and fiction. Developed during her residency at KLAS, the Microfluid Chip Oracle and Answering Machine (MCO&AM) is a very small drawing and cybernetic agent that can only be observed with the help of a microscope. It is an oracle driven by droplets that run through the handwritten text like blood through a vain or sap through a plant. A machine unveiling a glimpse into a universe of questions that surface/appear in front of our telescopes and microscopes opposing a simple “yes” or “no”.

Fascinated by the history of objects and memory as much as by the concepts of communication and coding, Otavio Schipper and Sergio Krakowski inquire into the origins of science, tradition, and imagination. For KLAS they will present Golem, a video installation and a short story by Stephen Berg.

Press release (EN)
Press release (DE)

For any questions, you can reach us at klas@mpikg.mpg.de
Guided tour available on demand

Agnes Meyer-Brandis
Otavio Schipper & Sergio Krakowski
First days with Otavio Schipper (2017)
KLAS Workshop (2017)

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