Date: March 11, 2014
Performer, body tinkerer, biotech creator and writer Marco Donnarumma explores the dimensions of the body in relation to real, virtual and cultural space. He is known for his wide range of body-based creations, that include intense physical performance, sound, light and video, Butoh, dance and media theatre. He makes open biotechnologies and bodily interactive systems. Currently, as a PhD student at Goldsmiths London he investigates the design of combined biosensing and machine learning technologies for music and the performing arts. He is a Harvestworks Fellow with support by the Rockefeller Foundation. Marco's works have been featured at ISEA, Venice Biennale, Transmediale, FILE, Panorama, NYEAF, Sound Art China, CYNETART, Piksel, STEIM, EMPAC, Stanford CCRMA. He is the editor of Biotechnological Performance Practice (eContact! 14.2), a comprehensive publication on biotech in the performing arts. Awards include 1st prize in the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, Transitio New Media Art Contest, the European Commission, British Council, Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, and the Danish Arts Council.