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Evo Devo Art

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April 15, 2022 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm EDT

Join us for this virtual session of the series BioArt Talks @CBIS, presented in conjunction with RPI’s Center for Biotechnology, the ARTS department & the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sanctuary’s NATURE Lab. 

Anna Lindemann will present her work as an Evo Devo Artist. In her creative work, Anna combines animation, video, music, and performance to explore the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo). Her work seeks to uncover narratives within rigorous scientific research, to visualize biological processes in novel ways, to define new artistic creative processes modeled on biological processes, and to examine the human emotion and subjectivity behind scientific research. As part of her talk, Anna will highlight several Evo Devo Artworks including The Colony, an art-science performance about sisterhood and the evolution of social life in humans and ants.

An art piece featuring a colony of ants using each other to bridge across a gap.
A head shot of Anna Lindermann, an Eco Devo artist with medium-length brown hair and a blue blouse.

Anna Lindemann calls herself an Evo Devo artist. Her work as an animator, composer, and performer explores the emerging field of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo Devo). Anna graduated magna cum laude with honors from Yale with a BS in Biology before receiving an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Digital Media & Design department at the University of Connecticut where she has pioneered courses integrating art and science. Anna has presented her Evo Devo Art at such venues as the Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY; ISEA, Vancouver, Canada; KLI Institute for Theoretical Biology, Klosterneuburg, Austria; EvoMUSART, Parma, Italy; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY; SCINEMA International Film Festival, Australia; The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia; The Franke Program in the Science and Humanities, Yale University; The ATLAS Center for Media, Art and Performance, University of Colorado Boulder; MATA Festival, New York, NY; Istanbul Fringe Festival; SEAMUS. She is the recipient of a Connecticut Artist Fellowship and her animation work includes commissions from the USS Constitution Museum and Boston Cyberarts.   

See all BioArt Talks @CBIS here

BioArt Talks @CBIS are an online series of one hour lunchtime presentations given by internationally recognized bioartists. Bioartists work with biological materials, consider bioethics, and look at the materiality of biosystems and the technologies used in biotechnology and scientific research. These artists cover a broad range of fascinating topics including research into lost environmental microbial systems, cognitive states of mind and behavior, biomechanical prototyping of assisted device design, colony-building with non-humans, and queering hormone disruption. The BioArt Talks @CBIS artists include: Orkan Telhan, Heidi Boisvert, Aisen Caro Chacin, Anna Lindemann, and Mary Maggic.

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