SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts situated in
the Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology School at UWA has been invited
to Finland to consult and assist in establishing a laboratory inspired
by its work and unique approach. The name of the new laboratory at Aalto
will be published later this year.
Congratulations to Guy Ben-Ary Manager of CellCentral who in his other life as an artist received a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts last week. Ben-Ary has been a collaborator and researcher at SymbioticA for more than 10 years.
Translife: International Triennial of New Media Art 21 July through to the 19 August 2011. Beijing, China.
TransLife brings together 53 artworks by over 80 artists and artist collectives from 23 different countries in Beijing, hosted by the National Art Museum of China. Three works developed at SymbioticA will be on display including Silent Barrage (Neurotica) The Autotroph (Oron Catts) and No Ark Revisited (Tissue Culture & Art Project).
Can the movements of an audience through a mechanical forest help to calm-down cultured nerve cells in a lab thousands of kilometres away? The (not so quiet) Silent Barrage is the work of two Australian artists Phil Gamblen and Guy Ben- Ary. This interactive and aural experience combining art and science has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica.
Major artworks developed in Australia are to feature in an exhibition investigating questions of life and death. Corpus Extremus (LIFE+), on show at Exit Art in New York, presents work by artists using bio and media- technologies.
Life is on show at The Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of the Design and the Elastic Mind Exhibition, organised by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Patricia Juncosa Vecchierini, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.
SymbioticA’s highly acclaimed research group the Tissue Culture & Art Project, received second prize in the prestigious international competition VIDA 10.0, rewarding excellence in artistic creativity utilising new technologies and artificial life.
Stanford University plays host to SymbioticA's
co-founder and Artistic Director Oron Catts, and Academic Co-ordinator Ionat
Zurr, for 4 weeks, in an exciting, ground-breaking, and innovative exchange
between Stanford University and the University of Western Australia.
San Francisco is showcasing SymbioticA's highly acclaimed research group the Tissue Culture & Art Project's latest artwork, NoArk. Held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, BioTechnique features an international selection of artworks that have been "grown" rather than manufactured.
the artful recreation of mutated
frogs that ressemble their extinct
original species to the fallouts of
biowarfare and torture, the seminal
exhibitionStill, Living will showcase an international scope of art that
deals with biological systems, as
part of the third Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth.