In this presentation Angelo Vermeulen elaborates on his social and biology-inspired art works. He focuses on Biomodd, a worldwide cross-cultural installation project in which ecology, community building, and computer recycling creatively converge. The first version was created at The Aesthetic Technologies Lab in Athens, OH between 2007 and 2008. In October 2009, the project’s second iteration in the Philippines was finalized after an 8-month long collaboration with a team of over 50 Filipino artists, scientists, engineers, gamers, craftsmen, volunteers and students. During the talk, Biomodd is elaborated upon using video excerpts, photos, work sketches and participant testimonies. Vermeulen talks about the different aspects involved in making such a large scale cross-cultural endeavor possible: setting up a funding framework, integrating institutional support and volunteering, co-creation management, tying in contemporary art with local Asian traditions, embedding environmental advocacy, etc. A brief overview is given of the different Philippine spin-offs that were initiated after the project’s completion. This presentation is an extended version of the short TED Talk Vermeulen gave during the TED2010 Preconference in Long Beach, CA.
The videos that were used can be watched here:
Biomodd [ATH1] http://url.ie/5gua
Biomodd [LBA2] http://url.ie/5gub
More info http://url.ie/5grz