Internationally renowned French artist ORLAN – artist-in-residence at The University of Western Australia’s SymbioticA art and science collaborative research laboratory – will give a free public lecture at the University later this week.
The public lecture will be held in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, at 6pm, on Thursday July 26, 2007 and is entitled: ‘This is my Body, This is my Software: between Western and non-Western Cultures’.
ORLAN’s project at SymbioticA, in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, - ‘The Harlequin’s Coat’- involves the use of skin cells cultivated in vitro, taken from ORLAN and from people with various skin colour and origin.
This work will be presented at The Bakery in the SymbioticA produced exhibition: ‘Still, Living’ and at Goddard de Fiddes and Holmes a Court Gallery in September as part of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP 2007).
An internationally celebrated French artist, ORLAN has been active in photography, video, sculpture, installations and performance since 1965. She lives and works between Los Angeles, New York and Paris and is Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris-Cergy. A retrospective was organised at the Modern Art Museum of Saint-Etienne, her native city in 2007, on the occasion of her 60th birthday in May.
The free lecture is presented by the University's Institute of Advanced Studies, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, the Faculty of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences and SymbioticA. Additional support has been provided by Alliance Française de Perth and The French Embassy in Australia.
ORLAN will conduct further lectures in August for students. See also: www.orlan.net
Jane Coakley 61 8 6488 7116