Nathan John Thompson‘s work examines the role of humans in ‘nature’ by mapping sono-kinetic territories that act as filters for understanding inhabited space. In these ‘spaces’ Thompson experiments with new possibilities for man/machine interaction, mechanical sentience and the complexities produced from these relationships. He uses machines (self built, analogue, lifelike in their behaviour) to explore questions of consciousness, mechanical sentience and object oriented ontology.
Carlos Del Valle (ES) (b. 1989), is a researcher and a multidisciplinary artist. He studied at several institutions: the University of Salamanca, University of Arts and Design Gdansk, Slade (UCL), Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and Australian National University.
Callum Siegmund is an emerging biotechnological artist who dedicated the past 4 years studying neuroscience and skeletal muscle tissue engineering, learning the language of science and crafting a brush with which to paint biotechnological artworks.
His current project at Symbiotica revolves around the development of phallic DNA origami nanobots, the problematization of utility, the absurdity of biotechnology, and the issue of dual-use.