Artists who continue to introduce the world to the creative intrigue of stem cells, infection, DNA and tissue engineering will present a major exhibition of new and past artworks developed at SymbioticA at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum during the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA2013) from June 8 to August 21.
SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia's Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, brings together 14 artists from different disciplines in the exhibition semipermeable (+) to present aspects of Australian culture as you've never seen them before.
Curated by SymbioticA Director Oron Catts, semipermeable (+) looks at the membrane as a platform for artistic expression, including artwork commissioned specifically for the show as well as others selected from projects developed at SymbioticA since 2000.
"The artistic research question was posed to some of the most interesting Western Australian artists invited to join us in a journey of re-articulating the membrane; Cat Hope, Sam Fox and Nigel Helyer joined Ionat Zurr and myself in trying to find ways to culturally engage with the different notions of the semipermeable membrane," Oron Catts said.
SymbioticA, at the UWA School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, is an artistic laboratory dedicated to research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. It is the first research laboratory of its kind that enables artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department.
ISEA2013 is an international symposium of electronic art and ideas taking place in Sydney. Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and held alongside Vivid Sydney - a festival of light, music and ideas - ISEA2013 will showcase the best media artworks from around the world and provide a platform for the lively exchange of future-focused ideas.