Open call: Metabolic Arts Gathering at the Medicinsk Museion

Cometabolise: A Holobiont Dinner (detail), Baum and Leahy (2021). The World is in You, Medical Museion and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm
Cometabolise: A Holobiont Dinner (detail), Baum and Leahy (2021). The World is in You, Medical Museion and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, 2021. Photo: David Stjernholm



The Metabolic Arts Gathering explores art science and metabolism through a series of monthly meetings with readings, discussions, and art sharing over the course of 2023 at Medical Museion in Copenhagen, Denmark. 


Metabolism serves many possible needs for scholars by providing metaphors, models, puzzles, solutions and balances, but what art might do with metabolism needs further exploration. Metabolic Studies are increasingly drawing links between disciplines which have worked on notions of metabolism in the individual towers and now, seeing the possibilities of exchange, are seeking alliances to compare and contrast the modes of disciplinary thought on these issues and ton collectively encounter the gardener challenges related to metabolism, including metabolic dysfunctions on a bodily, social, and earth-wide scale. It is clear that there is an aesthetics of metabolism drawn from the visual aids which have been part of the development of metabolic sciences and constitute an important part of the public understanding of metabolism. 


Metabolic Arts Gathering (MAG) is meant as an experiment, an open-ended process of coming together to see what happens when a group of artistic practitioners engage in sustained, topical conversation over time. 


In 2023 Medical Museion invites artists to a series of artistic conversations around metabolism. This open call is for anyone who is a part of the metabolic conversation around arts and seeks different levels of experience with biology/science and various mediums. Participating artists will be asked to be available for six day-long group workshops, plus an introductory and a final workshop, as well as 2.5 hours for art-science research interviews and, will be compensated for their time at a rate of 60,000 DKK with a small additional pool of funds for international artists to help off-set travel costs. 


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Text by CLOT Magazine


Website https://www.museion.ku.dk/metabolic-arts-gathering/
(Media courtesy of the artists)




10 Oct 2022