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(Eat) Whose Meat? On the Encounter among Cultured Meat, Science, Ethics, and Contemporary Art

This talk will begin with m(E)at me, a project by Berlin-based artist Theresa SCHUBERT who ate the muscle cells cultured from her own serum during the performance. Similar performances can be at least traced back to Disembodied Cuisine (2003) by Australian artists Oron CATTS and Ionat ZURR who aroused ethical concern about cultured meat by eating the first frog cell steak made from tissue culture in France and inviting the public to taste it.

However, controversies persist over the presentation form and ethical norm of contemporary art as well as the cultured meat technology and genetic engineering. Treating these works as the point of departure and by reference to the intricate entanglements among contemporary art, science, and ethics, this talk attempts to further consider the impacts and inspirations that art may bring to science, ethics, and the relationship between humans and animals.


Time: 11/19 (SAT) 14:00-16:00
Venue: R116 Multi-function Space of Creative Base for Animators 

Free Admission via Online Registration


HUANG Tsung-Chieh
HUANG Tsung-Chieh teaches as a professor in the Department of Sinophone Literatures, National Dong Hwa University. She focuses her research on contemporary Taiwanese literature. Her publications include The Faces of Ethics: Animal Symbols in Contemporary Art and Chinese Novels, Where Are They from? Cities, Animals and Literature, The Family Writing in Contemporary Taiwanese Literature—An Identity-centered Exploration, and The Construction of Bioethics—The Case of Contemporary Taiwanese Literature. She also co-authored Even If It Has No Face with HUANG Tsung-Hui, and edited The Isolated Island, Beyond Our Mind, and so forth.


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