Hege Tapio (Norway) lives in Stavanger, and works as an artist in the field of the new media, in the domains of the visual arts, photography, video, electronic installations and bioart. Tapio’s point of departure is a “do-it-yourself” attitude. In her artistic praxis, she draws inspiration from new technology, which opens up the possibility of new interpretations, creative misuse and, not least, critical reflection.
Tapio has her background in photo studies at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. She is the manager and curator at i/o/lab – Center for Future Art in Rogaland, Norway, which works with electronic and unstable art. Through i/o/lab she has from 2005 built up the Article Biennial, an arts festival that collaborates with public arenas to promote art in conjunction with science and technology. In addition she has developed the project Public Art Screens, which disseminates video art in the public sphere.
GET THIN – GO FAST
We humans spend a lot of our energies and creativity to devise new solutions such as biofuels. In this process it is easy to forget the invaluable resource that we can represent, it is time to direct the focus at ourselves.
HUMANFUEL is presented as a response to the hunt for alternatives to fossil fuel and posits an obligation to embrace a larger perspective to the Anthropocene – to include the human form in the biological chain of recycling – through the proposal of using human fat to fuel vehicles.
The quest of vanity might flip the perspectives...