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Art Exhibits

GAG ACT by Mina Zarfsaz

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 - Saturday, Nov 27, 2021

Inspired by her BioArt Residency at the biotechnology company Integral Molecular, Mina Zarfsaz presents a menagerie of experiments exploring the speculative nature of sensory data in the sciences.

Through her continued research she explores the phenomena of translation, interpretation, and the illusion of truth. Science is no longer the subject, but becomes a point of departure and a catalyst for improvisation: data jazz. GAG ACT is a sequel to the first phase of the project, Shadowplay, that was released as an interactive online experience to imagine a sociology of microbiomes. Both phases appropriate scientific and sociocultural metaphors to show parallels in behavior, to contemplate on the nature of evolution that frame biases, power dynamics, forms of intelligence, and ethical ways of being and becoming at macro and micro levels.

This project was made possible with generous funding from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.