Project curator: Semen Erokhin (Moscow State University)
eCONSCIOUSNESS exhibition is the third exhibition held as part of the SCIENCE ART international project implemented by the Central House of Artists and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The project aims at creating a transdisciplinary science art platform that could provide productive collaboration between artists and scientists, and bring the integration of art, science, and technology to a new level.
State-of-the-art artistic research projects are found at the “intersection” of art and biology, chemistry, physics, nanosciences, robotics and other areas of scientific knowledge. At the intersection of actual art and environmental science, ECOLOGICAL ART is formed as a global science art trend. Its philosophy is based on the idea of developing the environmental consciousness, harmonic coexistence of the human kind and natural ecosystems.
Although some of the projects displayed at the exhibition aim at attracting the public attention to environmental issues (The 21st Century Cultural Layer by RECYCLE group, Russia; Parásitos Urbanos by Gilberto Esparza, Mexico) falling into the domain of Environmental Art, the array of issues covered by the exhibition is much wider. It covers the entire range of environmental issues (in the sense of Ernst Haeckel): from the relations among living organisms and their communities to their relations with the environment (Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot by Garnet Hertz, USA; Decon by Marta de Menezes, Portugal).