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Sep 01 2024 - 09:00
from Sep 01 2024
to Sep 07 2024



Installation | National premiere | Site specific | Roundtable

Biomodd is a collaborative community-engaged art project that has been running since 2007, with over two dozen iterations.

The project is seeking new relationships between nature and technology across different cultures around the world, thanks to the creation of hybrid interactive art installations developed on site with local communities. Over a four-days workshop, participating citizens will be invited to co-create an experimental system in which recycled computers and living ecosystems coexist and mutually reinforce one another.

During the workshop days, the audience is invited to witness the process and engage in critical conversations about our ideas on ecology, progress and our technological future. The resulting interactive artwork will be exhibited in the galleries and the audience will be able to play with the custom-built computer games running on the computers receiving sensor data feeds from the living organisms.

  • 19 June - open call for workshop

  • 31 July - workshop registration deadline

  • 28, 29, 30, 31 August - community workshop in the museum galleries (open to the public)

  • Sunday 1 September, 11 am - vernissage event

  • Sunday 1 September, 11.30 am - BREAKING BOUNDARIES

  • 1-7 September - interactive installation exhibition

Concept SEADS (Space Ecologies Art and Design)
Participating artists Amy Holt and Diego Maranan
Countries United Kingdom, Philippines
In collaboration with MUSE Science Museum of Trento

The project is part of the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2024, organised by ASEF with the financial support of the European Union.

BREAKING BOUNDARIES: Rethinking Art, Technology, and Sustainability for the Future

How can art, technology, and ecological advocacy contribute to envision a future that prioritises social equity, cultural diversity, and ecological resilience?

In an ever-changing world defined by the pressing global challenge of climate change and environmental sustainability, the intersection of art, technology, and ecological advocacy has become increasingly vital. This roundtable discussion will bring together leading voices in the arts, technology and science spheres to delve into critical inquiries, hands-on experimentation, and alternative models for a sustainable future, particularly through the lens of Global South perspectives.

The event aims to foster a dynamic dialogue that challenges dominant theories and amplifies heritage practices and indigenous knowledge systems. Through this discussion, we hope to inspire collective action towards more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with the panellists and visit the interactive BIOMODD [TTO15] installation in MUSE.


  • Pietro Marullo, artist engaged in technology and the environment

  • Dr. Diego Maranan, transdisciplinary artist, designer and researcher

  • Dr. Amy Holt, bioscientist and artist

Moderator Valentina Riccardi, Director Culture Department, ASEF
Countries Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom
In collaboration with MUSE Science Museum of Trento

Tickets will be available soon.

The project is part of the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2024, organised by ASEF with the financial support of the European Union.