Tuesday June 12, 2012
DIS'12 workshop in Newcastle, UK
(DIY)biology: Designing for Open Source Science

Super-Natural 2012

Time-lapse footage of the synthetically constructed entity- 'tituba' taken under ultra-violet blue light connecting witchcraft from the cusp of the enlightenment period in Western history and the emergent molecular genetic sciences of today.

fed brain and heart
kept warm and wet
digested, extracted and ligated
heat-shocked, frozen and transformed

Super-natural looks at how knowledge and culture changed during the Western period of the 'enlightenment' and how the stresses of these shifts were highlighted by the key signifier of witchcraft. Super-natural restarts this narrative in the present and also at a highly topical time by placing itself into it's pre-disposed position, caught between a technological transformation in the way we view life and our future meta-material state of being, aiming to construct synthetic life which is animated by witchcraft and outside / in opposition to capital.