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[Genspace Talks] Oron Catts: Growing the Semi Living world

Genspace

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Brooklyn, NY

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Crude control – Growing the Semi Living world
A Talk by Oron Catts

When: Wednesday,  July 25,  2012,  8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm

Where: Genspace, The MEx Building
33 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217

Talk: 2th Floor, ONE Lab School

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Victimless Leather - Oron Catts + TC&A

Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project. In 2000 he founded SymbioticA,  an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia. Under Oron’s leadership SymbioticA has gone on to win the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) and became a Centre for Excellence in 2008. Catts interest is life,  more specifically the shifting relations and perceptions of life in the light of new knowledge and its application. Often working in collaboration with other artists (mainly Ionat Zurr) and scientists, Catts have developed a body of work that speak volumes about the need to for new cultural articulation of evolving concepts of life. Oron was a Research Fellow in Harvard Medical School and a visiting Scholar at the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University. He is currently the Director of SymbioticA, a Visiting Professor of Design Interaction, Royal College of Arts, London, and a Visiting Researcher/consultant at Aalto University’s Future Art Base, Helsinki. Catts’ ideas and projects reach beyond the confines of art; his work is often cited as inspiration to diverse areas such as new materials, textiles, design, architecture, ethics, fiction, and food.


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Genspace, The MEx Building
33 Flatbush Avenue
7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM


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Genspace

Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting culture, innovation and education in molecular biology for both children and adults. We work inside and outside of traditional settings,  providing a safe,  supportive environment for training and mentoring in biotechnology. In the summer of 2010,  we built the first-ever community laboratory,  a facility where we design workshops,  train students and innovate new technologies. As a membership-based community lab,  we offer New Yorkers the opportunity to work on their own projects in a safe,  Biosafety level 1 facility.

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