Bioteknica Laboratory Remix


In 2003, I was on a panel with Jennifer and Shawn at the Glasgow School of Art.... BIOTEKNICA LABORATORY REMIX: with Teratological Prototypes in Collaboration with Tissue Culture & Art Project Shawn Bailey | Jennifer Willet | Oron Catts | Ionat Zurr

Aug 7 – 13 2006 ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge & the Thirteenth International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2006)

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BIOTEKNICA LABORATORY REMIX (with Teratological Prototypes in collaboration with TC&A) is a complex functional laboratory installation – built to sustain cellular life within the gallery environment.  Utilizing tissue culture and tissue engineering technologies, we have developed a series of small sculptures (Teratological Prototypes) that will be grown live in the gallery environment with an accompanying installation, laboratory protocol performances, and video. This work mobilizes the notion of remixing the laboratory environment as a critical turn in creating an interface between non-specialists - and ‘real’ and mediated representations of the laboratory.

Through a critical participatory methodology BIOTEKNICA LABORATORY REMIX both embraces and critiques evolving biotechnologies, considering the contradictions and deep underlying complexities that these technologies offer the present and future of humanity.

We wish to thank our supporters: SymbioticA, School of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia, The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, HEXAGRAM, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Programme Québec Multimédia Jeunesse, The Canada Council for The Arts, Concordia Part-Time Faculty Union, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and Articule Artist Run Centre.

For more information please contact Jennifer Willet:  jwillet@sympatico.ca