polymorphic [d(eoxyribo)n(ucleic) a(cid)]: a love story

Project Created: 
August 2006
Projects: polymorphic [d(eoxyribo)n(ucleic) a(cid)]: a love story
People: Marta Lwin
Project Type: Exhibited Project
Tags: biology, installation

Marta Lwin is an artist, technologist, researcher and has recently completed her masters at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Marta has a background is both in art and activism. She has worked as an activist in the early to late 90's, with Greenpeace, UNEP, Women's Environmental Network and Reclaim the Streets (UK). After joining a loose network of artists at Backspace in London she became interested in the creative use of technology as it relates to biology. Currently, her work focuses on the intersection of art, technology and include projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of the relationship between nature and technology. She has recently been awarded a Turbulence Art Commission, with the support of the Jerome Foundation. Her work has been shown at galleries in Europe and New York.

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2006FExhibiting Artist
SExhibiting Artist
Book Details
paperback, 280 pages
Publication Date: 
July 2008
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In this highly original book David Wills rethinks not only our nature before all technology but also what we understand to be technology. Rather than considering the human being as something natural that then develops technology, Wills argues, we should instead imagine an originary imbrication of nature and machine that begins with a dorsal turn-a turn that takes place behind our back, outside our field of vision.

People: David Wills
Tags: biology, philosophy

Julia Reodica currently resides in the United States. She is an art/science educator, a practicing artist, and a Registered Nurse in the critical care setting. Her on-going work includes traditional art practices and the use of laboratory tools or biotechnology. The art work is intended to express social commentary and encourage public inquiry. Living art work addresses issues of sustained life in novel environments. Science-related work based on utilizing living systems for exhibition was developed through work in art/science museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally. In various publications and symposiums, her views on innovative mammalian tissue sculpting and the social impact of scientific research have raised new ethical and aesthetic questions about the new "body" of art.

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2006FTeaching Artist
STeaching Artist
1pm - 5pm

Workshop participants learned the fundamentals of animal anatomy, dissection and culturing that are used to investigate specimens. The workshop was held in an open forum setting with orientation to the history of artistic practice in the scientific field. It was part of the Eyebeam Digital Day Camp Series for 2006.  At the conclusion of each week of DDC, the projects from the classes were displayed in a 'growing' 3-week long exhibition alongside work from the artists teaching the DDC workshops.

Projects: Laboratory Methods
People: Julia Reodica
Research: Education
Tags: science, biology, bioart, animals
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