mEat me ()
Theresa Schubert

"mEat me" asks for a re-evaluation of our dealings with meat, one’s own body and materiality in times where technology has entered every part of our society and finally also made our bodies reconstructable, as well as the ethical aspect of laboratory processes.

mEAT me, a one year research collaboration between the artist, Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana and bioengineers from Educell, saw Schubert produce meat grown from her own cells. The artist multiplied cells from a biopsy of her thigh muscles in a serum made from her own blood. A few months later, the piece of in-vitro meat she had artificially grown exited the Educell laboratory to be eaten by the artist in front of and shared with the audience at Kapelica. The performance is a multimedia piece including video, artificial intelligence representation and spatial sound. The exhibition version is a 2-channel video installation featuring the performance and an artistic documentation form the research project and conceptual background. This is complemented by artefacts from the performance and a large photograph of a piece of fried human meat.

Theresa Schubert

Theresa Schubert (°1983) is een post mediakunstenares en onderzoekster die de rol van creativiteit en samenwerking vanuit een posthumaan perspectief bestudeert. Ze combineert audiovisuele en hybride media in conceptuele, onderdompelende installaties of site-specifieke interventies terwijl ze natuurlijke fenomenen gebruikt als materiaal en kritische processen. Schuberts werken behandelen thema?s zoals zelforganisatie, communicatie tussen diersoorten en morfologie met behulp van transdisciplinaire methoden, zoals het simuleren van wetenschappelijke experimenten, biohacking, theoretische analyse en collaboratieve praktijken. ?