Adapt & Transform: what comes after actions?

Adapt & Transform: what comes after actions?
26 Feb 2020, 17:30 to 26 Feb 2020, 19:30
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta

Burton Nitta will share their artworks that aim to prompt debate, create alternative possibilities and inspire action. 
They will use their projects to explore how we can shift perceptions of ourselves. They ask us to consider drastic transformations to imagine responses to the largest challenges we face, such as climate change. Further information about Burton Nitta’s projects is available at 

Based in London, Burton Nitta is a transdisciplinary art and design studio collaborating with science and technology to investigate our future world and human evolution. Previous works such as Algaculture, The Algae Opera, The Republic of Salivation and The Instruments of the Afterlife are published and exhibited internationally from MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, V&A Museum to Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Image courtesy of the artists: Burton Nitta, New Organs of Creation, 2013, 2019.

The Bilderfahrzeuge Lecture series
The arts – visual, dramatic or conceptual – comment and reflect on politics and social realities. By doing so they aim at acting on the very contexts they address. Such programmatic claims are currently being discussed as “artistic activism”. However, intervention by visual or performative means is not confined to contemporary artistic practices but an important component of a socio-political history of art. In the context of its Lecture Series, the international research project Bilderfahrzeuge invites both academics and practitioners to facilitate a conversation among art historians, artists and activists on the question of the relation between art and politics in history and today.


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