Synthetic Biology and Speculative Bodies

As part of our last BIO·FICTION on Tour round, we joined a thought-provoking conference organised by the Orient-Institut Istanbul, which gathered interdisciplinary and international perspectives on the topic “Upgrades of Nature, Future Bodies“.

Organ being taken from surgical tray for transplant (Electrostabilis Cardium 2013)

Invited to contribute to a book based on the conference themes, Sandra Youssef and Markus Schmidt took a look through the vast BIO·FICTION catalogue of films. The resulting chapter explores how the human body and all its bits and parts, as well as corporeality are (re-)imagined and displayed on the screen.

Have a look at the chapter abstract or a glance through the entire volume – it contains chapters in German and English.

Diagnosis tool passed over embedded microorganism tattoo (Quanticare 2012)