Biomateria: Biotextile Craft

Researcher: WhiteFeather Hunter (Spec Life BioLab Technician, MFA 2016)

Project scope:

“BIOMATERIA is a vital materialist mixed media and digital installation of works. The artworks in Biomateria form an inquiry into the aesthetic, conceptual and practical crossovers between textile techniques, wet biology laboratory practices and micro-ecology. Much of this work specifically comments on the relationship between nonhuman agents (cells) and human technological and creative industry, via the crafting of textile-based forms seeded with live mammalian cell lines.”

Activities/ Publications:

Partners/ supporters for the research activities as part of Biomateria include:

  • Fluxmedia
  • SymbioticA Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, Dept of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, University of Western Australia
  • Pelling Laboratory for Biophysical Manipulation, uOttawa
  • Alternate Anatomies Lab, Curtin University
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
  • Concordia International
  • Concordia School of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia
  • Hexagram Research Network
  • artsnb/ New Brunswick Arts Board
  • Sacher Lab, Dept. of Biology, Concordia
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC)
  • private donors and patrons

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