We are three artists from ASIA, EUROPE and AMERICA…even as we are thousands miles apart we feel and fear the same concerns about the World we are living in! So we came back together to make this image.
We demand: Stop the ongoing War, Terror, Racism, The clash of the cultures,the Missuse of Religion and Supression of Minorities. This is our Protest!

Bernd Dreilich, Gromyko Padilla Semper and Héctor Pineda

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I was invited to Symbiosis in 2013, collaboration between Immy Smith and Scott Mantooth, and guest artists from all over the world. Very excitingly our guests include Sarah Hearn (USA), Marcel Bakker (Netherlands) and Immy Smith (UK). We’re using lichen (a symbiosis between fungi and one or more photosynthetic partner(s)) to illustrate the intricate relationships found in nature, between science and art, and between ourselves as scientists and artists.

The artworks are being made with a range of materials; Scott Mantooth’s hand-dyed paper and card form the basis upon which symbiotic art is being made. The University of Reading Herbarium is assisting, allowing access to their lichen harbarium and microscopes, and experimenting with mounting lichen specimens.

You can see this and other artist works for this project in the site IMAGINING SCIENCE.

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This gallery shows the collaboration with other artist from different countries using the technique created by the surrealists, cadavre exquis.

Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. “The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun”, as in “The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge”) or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed.

The technique was invented by surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution. Surrealism principal founder André Breton reported that it started in fun, but became playful and eventually enriching. Breton said the diversion started about 1925, but Pierre Reverdy wrote that it started much earlier, at least before 1918.

In a variant now known as picture consequences, instead of sentences, portions of a person were drawn.

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Digital collaborations between Gromyko Semper (Philippines), Bernd Dreilich (Germany) and me. The works were created between 2009 and 2010 with the technique of the Exquisite Corpse. Titles of the artworks were based too with this technique, one of us started with a sentence and send it only the last word to next one, and did the same with the last.

So, Babel is a living, breathing proof that through art we can hope to find the “lost primary style” and realize that despite our differences, there is still hope for humanity to reach again a united, consistent mentality, unrestricted, universal and non-biblical Nimrod and selfish, but that can eventually dissolve at least some of the separatist destructiveness of humanity …

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