MONTRÉAL ¦ 2013-2014
Sofian Audry ¦ Samuel St-Aubin
Ex Vivo considers the laboratory, revealing the relationship between that which is internal to it and that which is external to it. As sociologist Bruno Latour says, “laboratories are one of the few places where the very composition of the social context has been metamorphosed.” Our societies are to a great extent conditioned by what happens inside these labs. Some scientific results completely alter our lifestyle and environment, while others are hardly used or taken into consideration: the influence of laboratories raises economic and political questions and issues about the transmission of the scientific knowledge generated there.
Ex Vivo investigates the future of our societies with their rapidly changing technosciences and cultures. By addressing the social imagination underpinning laboratory research and the work of the research scientist, the exhibition reveals a creative process that is similar to an experimental process. It considers the relationship between technology and the environment by presenting lab work procedures carried out in contexts typically external to them.
Curator: Aurélie Besson
Presented at Galerie Occurrence.