The lectures are available for the participants of the School for Young Artists exclusively
Natalia Fedorova's lecture series is devoted to various ways of understanding nature in philosophical discourse and technological art. At the beginning of the course, the artists will discuss the Milesian school of philosophy, Schelling's German nature philosophy, and Timothy Morton's "dark ecology". The second industrial revolution encouraged the development of a new understanding of the relationship between technology and living organisms: Le Corbusier's machines for living, Arthur Tansley’s ecosystem concept, and noosphere concept by Vladimir Vernadsky — were ideas that affected contemporary artists as well as Gilbert Simondon's idea of the evolution of technical objects. In 1990s, the decoding and publication of the human genome, as well as the development of biotechnology, led to a new movement in hybrid arts — bioart. Natalia Fedorova will discuss these and other issues in her lecture series.
Natalia Fedorova is an artist, researcher of the history and philosophy of technology, curator of the 101. Festival of Technological Art, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the St Petersburg State University and the Art&Science programme of the ITMO University, St Petersburg.