Ectogenesis Natives

2018


How can processes of affects during pregnancy be grasped and analized? Can they be digitally mediated, artificially reproduced or can ectogenic effects be even fully generated?
If so, and if through this processes information will get lost or heavily modified, will the consequences and effects be manifested in altered social behaviour and perception after birth. ︎

1. Presentation @ Graduate Summer School, University of Munich (LMU), Institute of Sociology. Open Keynotes include Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer (University of Potsdam), Dr. Barbara Duden and Dr. Yv E. Nay (London School of Economics). ︎


2. Talk @ 10th European Feminist Research Conference, University of Göttingen. ︎


Dreaming of CRISPR/cas

Installation

2017


Die Installation Dreaming of CRISPR/cas bewegt sich im Zwischen und Außerhalb der Kritik ontologischer Konzeptionen der Naturwissenschaften, sowie Konzepten, die über die Naturwissenschaften selbst gelegt wurden und werden.
Die Arbeit verweist auf kapitalistisch-neoliberale Konzepte der Transparenz und des Fortschritts, hinterfragt Anthropozentrismen des Anthropozänbegriffs sowie Idealisierungs- und Eskapismusgebärden vonseiten hegemonialer Akteur*innen in aktuellen medialen Diskursen – besonders in Verbindung zur synthetischen Biologie, aber auch der Bevölkerung weiterer Planeten. ︎


Abbildung: Detail Alabastersockel, Teil der Installation



Interspecies Cannibalism

Theory

2017


The term cannibalism is mostly used to describe cases of intra-species cannibalism or even mere anthropophagy. Because of this one can suppose that there is both an intra-species-cannibalism and the feeding of one species on the other, called inter-species cannibalism. The constructed “other” is in every case in some aspects akin. Which aspects are relevant? Is every kind of cannibalism morally reprehensible? The “critique of inter-species cannibalism” is a broad intersectional exploration and examination of the term cannibalism and its implications in our multispecies world. ︎

The ongoing project, which was also my pre-diploma project (comparable to BA-project) consists of a video-documented artistic research project ︎, a thesis-paper as well as a public lecture at the Overstolzenhaus of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. 


Descriptio Nova Utopiae

Installation

2016

This is a collaboration with Luis Negrón van Grieken ︎ and connects, praises and questions the ideal of ever-growing utopias and concepts of new realist philosophy. More information ︎

Institute for precise Utopia

Institute

2015/16


Through the Institute for precise Utopia︎ critique on Adornos paradox of a grounded utopia and a critical view on contemporary discourses on trans- and posthumanism is brought together. 
Connected to the institute is a project called Descriptio Nova Utopiae ︎, which connects, praises and questions the ideal of ever-growing utopias and concepts of new realist philosophy. 

© 2018 Pascal Marcel Dreier