We’ve Always Been Biohackers


Meta-Life art

In the first part of the podcast, art curator and media studies scholar Jens Hauser, interviewed by Roger Malina and Yvan Tina address the question of staging aliveness. Hauser argues that, between life in silico and life in labs, we’re witnessing the animation of the technological, on one side, and the technologization of the animated on the other. Opposing Biomediality to communication media, the critic returns to the in-betweeness space of the medium. Through the scales of performance and performativity – mesoscopic definitions of the human body – macroscopic scales of molecular biopolitic , a gallery of spaces, ecologies and processes sets the stage for energetic theaters.