Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cabinet Presents: Oron Catts on "Semi-Living Tissue"

I'm totally going to this:

Talk: Oron Catts on "Semi-Living Tissue"

Date: Wednesday, 25 February, 7 pm - 9 pm
Place: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
FREE. No RSVP necessary.

Oron Catts, director of SymbioticA and founder of the Tissue Culture & Art Project, will present his research into the use of tissue technologies for the purpose of creating semi-living entities located on the fuzzy border between the living and the non-living. Past projects include "Disembodied Cuisine," in which a Xenopus cell line was used to grow frog skeletal muscle for human consumption, and a "victimless leather" coat made out of living mouse stem cells that was on view at MoMA in the exhibit "Design and the Elastic Mind." For the strange fate of the later project, see this New York Times article .

More info on SymbioticA available here and more info on Tissue Culture & Art Project here.

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