Between Genes and Memes

Performance event by Hilla Steinert and Antoni Karwowski

in cooperation with TNS Foundation, Gdansk

OFFicyna, Szczecin

"Between genes and memes - memory of the source"

and Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin


Between Genes and Memes - Transfer East West 


...does not answer any questions.


It points to a theory, which becomes more and more important in research of further development of mankind. Hence the transfer of information, which determines our thinking and dealing, the way how we view, experience and judge the world, bases on different systems.


Between Memes and Genes


The term "meme" was made up by the Oxford-zoologist Richard Dawkins in 1976. It is derived from the latin word MEMORIA  for memory. It describes a single state of consciousness, for example a thought, an idea, something what is remembered and circulates through communication. That way it is part of sociocultural evolution.


Memes are in contrast to genes, which are passed on through reproduction and are responsible for our biological development.


Through networking, globalization and technical progress informations mix and change. All together they are the material we are made of.


Transfer East West


Four artistic positions open four pages of a book.

An arc draws from Asia to Europe, from west to east.

Four outlooks offer an insight in differences and commonalities of global development.

We are connected through emotions, divided through language and tradition 

For one hour emotions become the universal language for artists and audience..


We move in between, where a found question is more valuable than a quick formulated answer.

What we are leads to what we do.

What we rely on is our memory.





Gim Gwang Cheol, Korea

Park Kyeong Hwa, Korea



Antoni Karwowski, Poland

Hilla Steinert, Deutschland


2013, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany