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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 will feature 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 will be complemented by avant-garde live musical sequences. Participation from the audience is expected and encouraged.

In addition to this performance, we plan to document 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.

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This event will take place at the Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, the largest non-governmental museum of contemporary art in Russia.

July 13th 2013, 8 PM

Line 29th, 2 Vasilyevsky island, St. Petersburg 199106
For directions, please visit the Erarta website.


Tickets for this event will be available at the door or can be purchased here.

Price: 300 Rubles

Any members of the audience who, at the end, feel they did not like the show, may be reimbursed 50% of their ticket cost (the venue retains the other 50%).