BRING IT! Performance Art Series with Eric Parren

Come explore E. coli bacteria, the humble organisms with whom we share a symbiotic relationship!  Gut Feeling investigates the boundaries of microcinematography and live cinema performance by using imagery from an advanced optical microscope and by employing building blocks of the promising field of synthetic biology as the content of an audiovisual adventure.  Experience a rare, immersive view of microorganisms through time-lapse microscopy footage of genetically modified E. coli bacteria, at more than a hundred thousand times their original size. This project was made possible with the support of the California NanoSystems Institute and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.

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About Eric Parren
Eric Parren (NL / US) is an interdisciplinary artist operating out of Los Angeles. His work lives at the intersection of art, science, and technology and investigates transdisciplinary topics such as augmented reality, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence while being strongly rooted in the histories of experimental film, composition, and live performance. The works are often deeply sensory experiences dealing with modes of perception, synesthesia, and the physics of light and sound. Eric is a member of the art collective Macular and the founder and co-host of La Force Sauvage Radio. Eric studied at the Interfaculty ArtScience of the Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he received his BFA in 2009. He went on to study at the the Design Media Arts department of the University of California Los Angeles, where he was awarded his MFA in 2012. He has been exhibiting internationally since 2008.