Art & Art History Lecture: Cesar and Lois
How do human beings think with microbiological logic?
Cesar & Lois integrates natural and technological networks, probing humanity’s relationship to nature by advancing intersections between technological and ecological systems. Comprised of Cesar Baio (UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil) and Lucy HG Solomon (CSUSM, California), the cross-continental collective questions societal structures that perpetuate global inequities and contribute to environmental devastation, while also seeking to better understand human and nonhuman connections across complex ecosystems. Merging laboratory and technological spaces, the duo constructs interactive installations and conducts meditations that overlap human-based knowledge with information from living systems. Cesar & Lois exhibits in spaces across oceans, with exhibitions traveling from Ravenna to San Francisco, and actions from Berlin to Durban. Their work, Degenerative Cultures, which facilitates microbiological editing of Western philosophical texts on human attempts to control “Nature," received the 2018 Lumen BCS Prize in Artificial Intelligence and was shortlisted for the 2019 Global Digital Art Prize in Singapore.
Wednesday, January 29 at 4:30pm