ReShape: Mutating Systems, Bodies and Perspectives
If you keep looking long enough, you can see how everything changes. Animal species, plants, bacteria, mountain ranges, continents, solar systems—nothings retains its shape forever. Living and non-living things respond to each other in an endless, complex inter- action that scientists are unravelling and describing in ever greater detail. Meanwhile, we humans play an increasingly indelible role in the shaping of life. In the exhibition ReShape, on show in MU from 30 November, 2018 to 10 March 2019, artists and designers imagine the continuous transformation of life.
ReShape presents the three winning projects of the Bio Art & Design Award 2018, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences. They are shown alongside recent works of nine other international artists and designers that share a focus on the theme of mutation and transformation. Areas of investigation include our place in the food chain, the digital reproduction of artificial life, worldwide corn varieties and the geological consequence of breeding a pink race of chickens.

Curators: Angelique Spaninks & William Myers

Chairman of the BAD Award and writer of the ReShape essay is William Myers

Participating artists:
Amanda Baum & Rose Leahy, Yiyun Chen, Pleun van Dijk, Anna Dumitriu, Kuang-Yi Ku, Ani Liu, Jon McCormack, (Non)human (Non)sense Collective, Basse Stittgen, Studio Arvid & Marie, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Uli Westphal.

Photography by Boudewijn Bollmann

On show: 30 November 2018 - 10 March 2019
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