Sporobole, an artist-run centre located in Sherbrooke, QC, interviewed WhiteFeather Hunter and Denis Groleau in the Biolab Thursday about their collaborative art-sci process and the Salivam project.
“The research process encapsulated not only scientific laboratory experiments punctuated by art-based DIYbio approaches, but was also a process of developing a non-hierarchical transdisciplinary research relationship within an academic setting.”
“The Salivam project utilizes the techniques of bacterial culture, enzyme extraction and collagen degradation to address themes and concepts developed by the researchers. Some of these are: intimacy, including bacto-intimacy, or the micro-proximity of bacteria cells with their substrates during their metabolic processes, as well as industrial biotech product development from classic artistic materials, and a humorous critique of the technological hype around anti-aging formulas.”
For photos, videos, and more information about the Salivam project, click here.
The interview is for an upcoming Art-Science colloquium in Longueuil in November and will later be turned into a documentary. For more information on the colloquium, click here.