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SETI AIR Newsletter - April 2023

SETI AIR Newsletter - April 2023

SETI AIR Newsletter - April 2023




Bettina Forget

“Artists can help us see the work that we do in a different light and shine a light into corners that we normally don't illuminate.” ~Jill Tarter

Our SETI AIRs bring unique perspectives and thought-provoking questions to the program, and I’m always inspired by my conversations with our AIRs and the artworks that come out of our program. We’re incredibly lucky to add another amazing artist to our roster. In this month’s edition of SETI AIR News you’ll meet Adriana Knouf, our newest artist in residence. She describes herself as a xenologist, meaning that she studies and analyses the strange, the alien, the “other.” Her experimental art projects combine biochemistry, performance, writing, and philosophy, taking us on a deep dive into issues relating to gender, identity, and the origin of life. Discover more about Adriana below.

Also, make sure to check out our News and Events sections for upcoming exhibitions, conference presentations, and interviews.

Wishing you clear skies,


Artist Profile - A Closer Look

SETI AIR Profile - Adriana Knouf

We are delighted to welcome Adriana Knouf to the SETI AIR program! Adriana works as an artist, writer, and xenologist. She engages with topics such as wet media, space art, satellites, radio transmission, non-human encounters, drone flight, queer and trans futurities, machine learning, the voice, and papermaking. She is the Founding Facilitator of the tranxxenolab, a nomadic artistic research laboratory that promotes entanglements among entities trans and xeno. Adriana regularly presents her artistic research around the world and beyond, including a work that has flown aboard the International Space Station. Her work has been recognized by a number of awards, including an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica (2021), an Honorary Mention from the Science Fiction Research Association's Innovative Research Award, and as a prize winner in The Lake’s Works for Radio #4 (2020).

Mark your calendars for a SETI Live chat with Adriana on April 27, 2023.

Find out more about Adriana on her SETI AIR page:



SETI AIR Artist News & Events


Jen Bervin - Source

Jen Bervin


April 1 - June 10, 2023
Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA



Xin Liu - Lycorises

Xin Liu


Generative NFT art in the exhibition Evolving Pixels
Launch April 12, 2023
Presented by PROOF and Venus Over Manhattan


ISEA 2023

Bettina Forget

Are we alone? How trans-disciplinary practice helps us to conceive of Life beyond Earth

Presentation at the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Paris, France
May 17, 2023


Mike von der Nahmer Interview

Mike von der Nahmer

New Musical Horizons: Classical Archives Interviews Composer and Scientist Mike von der Nahmer

Interview by Barry Lenson (video)
Classical Archives


Library of the Great Silence

Jonathon Keats

Exhibition Q&A: The Library of the Great Silence

Interview by Judith Weik (blog)
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge


Beyond Binaries

Adriana Knouf

Beyond Borders and Binaries

Bio Art & Design Award exhibition
Until April 16, 2023
MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, Netherlands




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