The Age of Humans

Learn how humans, art, and biology intersect in this talk with pioneering bio artist Suzanne Anker. Anker’s art which calls attention to the “necessity for enlightened thinking about nature’s ‘tangled bank’,” and its effects on the age of Humans, on our earth.

Artist Statement: "The name of my exhibition is "After Eden". It is composed of a series of collages, prints, sculptures and a video, all of which relate to altering nature. In this time of climate change and synthetic biology, living matter has undergone substantial change. The collages record the botanical specimens I have grown in my garden, interrupted by the "cut and paste" technique used in modern art to create new forms. In science, such a technique creates new living entities, by adding or subtracting gene sequences."