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PARTNER EVENT
TRANSMEDIALE: FLY UTOPIA!
A conference, exhibition and workspace opens January 31st in Berlin.


TRAVELOG

The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Boris Groys
The tourist and the city dweller become identical.

Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?
Steven Rand
The hypnotism
of technology: where is the end?

Mobile Utopia
Charles Esche
A utopian day-trip through two views of humanity 400 years apart.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser


THEORY

Utopia with Lara Croft and some other monsters and Aliens
Marina Gržinić
The re-direction of desires, facts & bodies in the global world.

THE EMPIRE AND ITS UTOPIAS
Žarko Paić
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society’s real repression / depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?


ZERZAN VON TARZAN UND TAXIS - FASCISM OF DESIRE OR FASCISM OF OBJECTS
Zoran Roško
The rejection of human will, civilisation, & the search for what we have left.




ART WORK
PASSPORT

Y-seduce-machine
Yvonne Trapp
  The Average Citizen
y-seduce-machine
Prototype 1, 2001, 210 x 95 x 82 cm, PP, water, gel, copper, platin, white gold, nylon, silicone, chrome, lamb pelt, corian, vinyl, Schirn
Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/ Main
Yvonne Trapp
  y-seduce-machine
(detail)
Yvonne Trapp

As soon as a killer from either man first encounters a sperm from the rival, it is alerted that war has begun. For an hour or so, the killers from both men swim much faster than normal, seeking out as many rival sperm as possible. Their aim is to poison the rival's egg-getters and killers using the deadly cocktail of fluids in the cap which they each carry on their heads. They do this via head-to-head combat. First, as we have seen, they probe with the tips of their heads at every sperm they encounter, comparing its surface chemicals with their own and checking for similarities and differences. If a killer finds a sperm from the rival's army, it tries to jab the deadly tip of its head against the vulnerable side of its opponent's head, applying a small amount of corrosive poison with each jab. Having jabbed several times it moves on, leaving the other sperm to die....
from:Robin Baker, Sperm Wars, Pan Books, London, 2000.




Junk
Yvonne Trapp

  The Average Citizen
Junk 1
Photo Lambda chrome 40 x 60 cm, sealed, aludibond, Berlin, 2001 / 2002
Yvonne Trapp
  Junk 2
Photo Lambda chrome 40 x 60 cm, sealed, aludibond, Berlin, 2001 / 2002
Yvonne Trapp

These photos are the result of the ongoing Research on the Masculine project by Yvonne Trapp realized at the Institute for Genetics, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. Once a week, the trash buckets containing DNA-chromosome research left-overs were turned upside down on the working tables of the scientists to be photographed.
Text: Jennifer Allen, from catalogue "4Free", Büro Friedrich & Revolver, Berlin 2002

Yvonne Trapp introduces a new spectator sport with a miniature swimming pool where sperm can compete against each other. Y-Verführmaschine, Prototyp 1 (Y-Alluringmachine, Prototype 1), 2001, is based upon an actual instrument used for DNA paternity tests at the Insitut für Genetik, Humboldt-Universität, where Trapp runs her Masculine Research Office. As the sperm swim, are they imprisoned by natural instinct or free from rational decision? Whatever their motivation, to win this virile competition is only to be sucked into a tube and, later, discarded as "bio-waste" - which Trapp has also added to the installation. Fittingly, 99% of the Y-chromosome is identified as waste by genetic researchers since, unlike the X-chromosome, it holds very little genetic information. As biological and genetic garbage, Junk, 2001, cannot be touched because it contains genetically modified material that could be harmful to humans, although it originates from them. Ultimately, Trapp's work anticipates how genetic engineering can domesticate the infinite realm of nature with a finite cultural and political agenda, transforming endless regenerative cycles into fleeting moments of consumption and waste.


Yvonne Trapp (D)
Artist based in Berlin, Germany



CONTENTS








ART WORK
Homeless  Ideas
VIEW
FILM
y-seduce-machine (detail)
Yvonne Trapp

MICRO-UTOPIAS

Y-seduce-
machine
&
JUNK
Yvonne
Trapp

Sun_stop
(working
title)
Vadim Fishkin

City Paintings
Magnus Bärtås


TOPIC AREAS
SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS
 
TRANS.MISSION
 
PERSONAL
 
MECHANIZED
 
MICRO-UTOPIAS
 

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