what is biorama?
May 4, 2009, 3:49 pm
Filed under: biorama1, review

Biorama was curated and coordinated by Monica Bello and staged at the DRU, at the University of Huddersfield in June 2007. It was a one-day event that illustrated new directions in art, science and technology by bringing together artists who explore notions of life, science and digital realities. By presenting these artists in the context of the then DRU Artist in Residence Biorama explored a rich territory in which multiple threads of investigation came together to manifest unique interpretations and unfamiliar possibilities.

Biorama served to contextualise, examine and expand upon the research carried out by Andy Gracie during his residency which weaved together the microbiology of the Pennines around Marsden Moor, traditional and digital networking systems, satellite communications, perceptions of landscape and the history and possible future of interstellar communication.


Biorama1 – synopsis
April 28, 2009, 12:43 pm
Filed under: biorama1, review

The first Biorama event took place at the University of Huddersfield on 13th July 2007 and consisted of the morning Biorama Hike follwed by lunch, the Biorama sessions and finally some audio peformance.

The hike was led by Andy Gracie and Brandon Ballongee and served to contextualise and explore some of the themes covered in Andy’s residency, of which Biorama was the closing act. Twenty people braved the cold and the rain for a few hours trekking across Marsden Moor discussing satellites, mapping systems, microbial life and hunting for frogs and other specimens.

In the afternoon sessions there were presentations by Andy Gracie, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Brandon Ballongee, C-Lab, France Cadet, London Fieldworks and E-Toy.

The evening was seen out with beautiful sound performances by Thor Magnusson and Enrike Hurtado of Ixi.


london fieldworks presentation

france cadet

brandon ballangee