Hege Tapio (NO) is based in Stavanger, the oil capital of Norway. During her artistic and curatorial practice she has for a long time pursued her interest in the intersection of art, technology and science. With a kitchen bench DIY attitude and through artistic practice she has been inspired to how apparatuses, new technology and life science opens to renewed interpretation, creative misuse and critical thinking. Tapio is the founder and director of i/o/lab – Centre for Future Art.
Fueling Our Dark Desires
Technological inventions sets for changes in society, bringing us forward – or, so we would like to think. We create tools and methods to control and manipulate life and matter as we see fit to fill our needs. Whether it is in the name of great inventions, discoveries or creativity – we seem to be fueled by an underlying force driving us to push forward, test limits, cross boundaries. Actions driven by the urge of creating or to feed our deepest darkest desires gratifying our ego, greed, lust, power or quest of immortality. Might it not be time for us to shift the perspective – to curb our desires and move towards a holistic approach?