Hybrid Bodies artist recently gave a Key Note Address as guest speaker at the Taboo Transgression and Transcendence in Art and Science Conference, at the Ionian University, Corfu Greece, 26-28 May 2017.
this interdisciplinary conference focuses on: "a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality - as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art. Besides the call for papers and artwork presentation, this year's conference also includes a call for posters, organized in conjunction with the A-Club of the Planetary Collegium. Art’s playfully transgressive nature offers creative bypasses to the grammar of science and expands the dialogue with its openness to a multiplicity towards the new. Nevertheless, art – albeit its originary affinity with the taboo – is never completely liberated from moral considerations. Deeply involved into this lively discourse on the nature of the taboo, art becomes the very domain of contemporary experimentation with transgression, in order to provoke and sparkle discourse, catalyzing possible forms of transcendence."
More information about the conference here: http://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2017/en/