Free Soil
Content
Architecture
Art + Activism
Articles
Artists
Blogs
Books
Calls
DIY / Homebrew
Education
Events
Exhibitions
Film / Video
Food
Free
Magazines
Open Source
Organizations
Public Projects
Quotes
Residencies
Social Practice
Sustainability
Symposium / Conference
Urban/City
Virtual Soil

Search



Contributors


15 May 2008
Biopiracy, external and internal conquest
Austria
An exhibition at Kunstraum Lakeside by Ines Doujak dedicated to the neo-colonial practice of “biopiracy.” Doujak traces the routes by which natural resources from “biodiversity” regions in the southern hemisphere are appropriated and marketed by multinational corporations. If new economic Edens are unfolding here for selected enterprises, based on the exploitation of traditional knowledge in these regions, it is not without the complicity of knowledge producers in the West, such as botanical gardens, for example, whose program of investigating and preserving nature is increasingly associated with the practice of genetic modification. Ines Doujak’s installation on one aspect of economy and power under the sign of globalization pursues the question of how the aesthetic and ethical value of the “diversity of life” becomes a factor in the economic value chain, resulting in monopolies that in turn counteract multiplicity by negatively influencing the local communities on whose knowledge they are built.

Artists / Exhibitions / Sustainability
Top
Features
A seminar and exhibition organized by Ulrike Solbrig, Åsa Sonjasdotter and Nis Rømer, in Sparwasser, Berlin, August 2007.

Text by Nis R...
Nis
(0 comments)
 
Projects  

nolvadex

Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse around the issues of nature preservation, industry, and activism. Information and workshops with students and community groups to create a call to action to high tech industries to take responsibility for their actions.
AmyF
(0 comments)
 
Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

Home AboutNewsFeaturesLinks Contact Top