Happigenetics Extravaganza!

If one update wasn’t enough for you, then fret not!

This time we present you with the video you’ve all been waiting for — the Happigenetics Science Extravaganza!

The Extravaganza took place at the Erarta Contemporary Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia on the 13th of July, 2013.

Happigenetics Extravaganza is an experiment in the communication of science and technology through performance art. This all-ages interactive modern theater piece aims to recreate, in different phases, the atmosphere of exploration and discovery within a modern laboratory. Inspired by themes in biology, including the cycle of cell division, this piece featured live microscopy projections mixed up with performers suspended from ‘spindle fibre’ ropes and ‘checkpoint-guard’ scientist characters gently orchestrating the whole spectacle. The theatrical action was complemented by avant-garde live musical sequences. Participation from the audience was phenomenal!

We documented the whole process – from preparations to post-production – so that our message can be freely presented to an infinite audience via the Internet. The overarching goals of this project are to increase the public awareness of experimental biology and research culture, to celebrate the mystical aesthetics of the natural experimentation process, and to dissolve culturally constructed boundaries between scientific and artistic disciplines, which are often perceived as opposites.

Now, take an exclusive look at the Extravaganza, with interviews and behind-the-scenes clips:

Happigenetics Extravaganza 2013 (1392 downloads)

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