Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
A Discussion with BioArtists Josh Archer, Chris Copeland,
Iman Person & Virocode (Peter D’Auria and Andrea Mancuso)
With special Coalesce guest and discussant Dr. Polona Tratnik, BioArtist and Dean of Alma Mater Europaea–Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hear from Spring 2019 artists-in-residence at the Coalesce Center for Biological Art. Each of these artists will present their residency visions and artworks-in-progress, which include scavenged-automotivemachines propelled by petroleum eating microbes, artistic explorations into chemical and microbial membranes and engineered skins, and yogurt cultures designed to devour their own containers and contaminant plastic in the human gut. Coalesce, part of the UB Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence, is a hybrid studio-laboratory facility located on UB’s North Campus dedicated to enabling hands-on creative engagement with the tools and technologies of the life sciences. Each academic year, six to eight artists-in-residence are selected following an international call for proposals.
This event is part of the world-wide LASER Talks series sponsored by Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), a non-profit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation.
Sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Art, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence (GEM).