Between Genes and Memes
Performance event by Hilla Steinert and Antoni Karwowski
in cooperation with TNS Foundation, Gdansk
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 http://artkissme.tumblr.com
Park Kyeong Hwa, Korea
Antoni Karwowski, Poland http://antoni-performance.blogspot.com/
Hilla Steinert, Deutschland
2013, Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany