EVOLUTION HAUTE COUTURE:
Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age

The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) presents a collection of documentaries about artworks recently created using the latest 21st Century technologies: ALife, robotics, bio and genetic engineering, etc. Assembled in 2008, this is today the largest video collection of contemporary techno-biological art in Russia or abroad. The collection was premiered in the framework of the IX MediaForum 2008 – one of the official programs of the XXX Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).

Participating artists:
Paula Gaetano Adi (AR) / James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau (GB) / Brandon Ballengee (US) / Laura Beloff (FI) / BioKino Group: Tanya Visosevic and Guy Ben-Ary (AU) / David Bowen (US) / Adrian David Cheok (SG) / Carlos Corpa and Ana Garcia-Serrano (ES) / Critical Art Ensemble (US) / Joe Davis (US) / Marta de Menezes (PT) / Louis-Philippe Demers (CA) / Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen (NL) / Tagny Duff (CA) / Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha (NL) / Julie Freeman (GB) / George Gessert (US) / Ken Goldberg (US) / Isa Gordon (US) / Andy Gracie (GB) / Paul Granjon (FR) / Mateusz Herczka (SE) / Floris Kaayk (NL) / Verena Kaminiarz (CA/DE) / Leonel Moura (PT) / Orlan (FR) / Plancton Art Studio: Mauro Annunziato and Piero Pierucci (IT) / Nicolas Reeves (CA) / Julia Reodica (US) / Ken Rinaldo (US) / Marcel·li Antunez Roca (ES) / Kathleen Rogers (GB) / Philip Ross (US) / SymbioticA Research Group (AU) and The Potter Lab (US) / Stelarc (AU) / The Tissue Culture & Art Project (TC&A): Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (AU) / Paul Thomas (AU) / Bill Vorn, Emma Howes and Jonathan Villeneuve (CA) / Natasha Vita-More (US) / Adam Zaretsky (US
CONTENTS

DVD-ROM 1
I. ARTIFICIAL BUT ACTUAL: Artificial Life
II. LIMITS OF MODELING: Evolutionary Design
III. SHINING PROSTHESES: Robotics

DVD-ROM 2
IV. BODY AS TECHNOLOGY: Techno-body Modification
V. MORE THAN A COPY, LESS THAN NOTHINGNESS: Bio and Genetic Engineering
VI. SEMI-LIVING: Tissue and Stem Cells Engineering
VII. POST SCRIPTUM: Re-Coding