Talk: Oron Catts on "Semi-Living Tissue"

­Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn­
Date: February 25, 2009
Time: 7-9 pm
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, and the born and the manufactured. 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 latter project, click here. ­ More information is available at the websites of SymbioticA ­and the Tissue Culture and Art Project

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