Exploring Artistic Practice using Microbiological Systems Workshop, Lancaster University

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015

The Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) Division at Lancaster University is opening its doors to artists who want to explore the theory and practice of microbiological processes. This is a unique opportunity for five UK artists to experience hands-on work in the microbiology research labs during a two day workshop. The workshop is produced in partnership with the Insight research group, Live@LICA and Abandon Normal Devices, and is funded by The Society for General Microbiology.

The aim of the workshop is to bring artists and scientists together as equal partners with a view to developing new hybrid projects and proposals in the arts and to explore the idea of the science lab as an artists studio. We will be exploring several themes; Linguistic communication and social intelligence of bacteria; selective growth and killing; performativity in the microbiology research lab. We are keen to explore how artists and scientists understand the materials they work with through practical actions and conceptual framing of the scientific process.


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