As a part of Latvian Presidency in EU, RIXC artists Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits have received invitation from Latvian Republic Embassy in Sweden to participate in embassy organized diplomatic event and exhibit installation Biotricity in one of Sweden biggest museums – National science and technology museums, which is attended by about 400 000 people during the year.
Exhibition takes place from April to the end of July in Stockholm, as part of exhibition “Green room”, theme of which is connected with sustainable environment. Besides the exhibition, public lectures about art and science cooperation and workshops of RIXC artists will take place. Participants will be able to build their own bacteria battery and get to know it from two perspectives – scientistic and artistic. Also they will be introduced with data sonification and visualization processes of Biotricity.
Biotricity sonifies the process of generating electricity from bacteria living in pond and lake, or in common, everyday waste water.
Project “Biotricity” idea authors are RIXC artists Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits, couple of years ago started cooperation with new scientists from Institute of Solid State Physics Institute, University of Latvia and biologist Artūrs Gruduls and took experiments with “microbe fuel” or MCF (micro-bial fuel cell) technology by testing work of these bacterias in different environments.
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2013/06/bacteria-battery.php - interview with artists
http://www.aec.at/press/en/2013/07/31/projekt-genesis-synthetische-biologie-das-leben-aus-dem-labor/ - Biotricity in Ars Electronica Center
Location: Technical Museum, Stockholm
Dates: April 10 - July 10, 2015
Opening hours: 10.00-17.00 Every day
Contact: rixc at rixc.lv