Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

HeLa et al.

Friday, April 19 @ 4:30 pm6:30 pm

HeLa et al.

A video essay by TESS MARSCHNER

Barcelona, 2024, 12:00 min (ENG) Technical Support: Julio César Palacio

Inaugural event:

Friday, April 19th at 4:30PM
Parc Científic de Barcelona · Carrer Baldiri Reixac, 4-8, Dolors Aleu room

“HeLa et al.” is the result of the creative process carried out by visual artist Tess Marschner during her artistic residency at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).

In her predominantly videographic and research-based works, she delves into the impact of scientific and theoretical knowledge on social dynamics. Her exploration focuses on feminist subjects, non-human entities and animal actors.

The video essay titled “HeLa et al.” serves as a contemplation on female and reproductive (parts of) bodies within techno-sciences: Henrietta Lacks’ immortal cell line, the cloned sheep Dolly, wombs, eggs and mice show up both as technical components of the scientific realm as well as entities that challenge the notion of the human, raising ethical considerations.

HeLa et al.” was developed during her Artistic Residency at IBEC 2023/24.

  • Welcome by Teresa Sanchis · Head of Strategy at IBEC.
  • Introduction by Tess Marschner, Artist in Residence at IBEC.
  • Video Screening.
  • Panel discussion & Q&A.
  • Video Screening.
  • Toast and final words by Josep Samitier, Director of IBEC.

Register here.


Friday, April 19
4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Event Category:


Sala Dolors Aleu
Parc Científic de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
+ Google Map