K-9_topology

Maja Smrekar (SI)
THU September 3 - MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
PostCity, part of the Post City Kit Exhibition
PostCity
k9topology

K-9_topology researches the co-evolution of genes, evolution psychology, behavioral ecology, and hence cultural evolution through the paradigm wolf-dog-human. The installation is an immersed living environment, shaped like an archetypical horn and with wolf fur covering the inner walls. It is equipped with an interactive sensor installed respirator that allows visitors to experience the smell of the serotonin isolated from the platelets of the artist and her dog—the essence of their relationship.

Produced by: Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana
Thanks to: Lord Byron (Scottish Border Collie)
Co-designing, planning: Andrej Strehovec
Planning, execution of lab infrastructure and protocols: Marko Žavbi, MA lab biomed
Molecular biology consultancy, execution: Alja Videtič Paska, Tilen Konte, Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
Field research and consultancy: Miha Krofel, Department of Forestry, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
Installation execution: ScenArt
Glassblowing: LabTeh d.o.o.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture, Slovenia