This talk will focus on “Biomodd,” a project that encompasses a worldwide series of cross-cultural, symbiotic installations in which ecology, game culture, and social interaction converge. The Biomodd concept will be elucidated through an illustrated overview of the different versions created worldwide over the past 4 years.
Angelo Vermeulen is a visual artist, filmmaker, biologist, space researcher, community organizer, and author. His original PhD training in ecology, environmental pollution and teratology plays a crucial role in his art. Vermeulen creates art installations that are often open, experimental setups that incorporate ecological processes and living organisms. His projects include ‘Blue Shift’, a Darwinian art project in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Prof. Luc De Meester, and ‘Corrupted C#n#m#’, an experimental cinema project that explores the physicality of digital media through biological interference. ‘Biomodd’ is Vermeulen’s most well-known and longest running project. It is a worldwide series of cross-cultural, symbiotic installations in which ecology, game culture, and social interaction converge.