Speculative Life BioLab researchers featured in Material Futures issue

Several research projects completed by student, affiliate, visiting and faculty researchers is featured in the most recent issue (21) of Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts Quarterly, guest edited by WhiteFeather Hunter. The issue features thesis research by Courtney Books (Queens University) that was carried out in the Speculative Life BioLab, as well as…

DNA / The Future Life of Objects by Martin Racine

From: October 31 – December 9, 2016 Location: FOFA Gallery, 1515 St-Catherine st. West Montréal, H3G 2W1 Vernissage: November 3, 2016, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free Originating from a major 3 year Research-Creation team project funded by the FRQSC, this research project presents a reflection on the Future Life of Objects, based on the metaphor…

FRQSC features research by Dr Tagny Duff

Dr Tagny Duff’s research project, BioreMEDIAtion was featured on the FRQSC website: “While working in a laboratory at the University of Lisbon, Duff cultivated viral cells containing a deactivated strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus) on sculptures in the form of science equipment composed of agar-agar, a…

Dr Tagny Duff’s Cryobook Archives featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

On February 23, 2016, Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet show aired a feature on the research entitled Cryobook Archives of Dr Tagny Duff. “This research creation project is an evolving installation featuring roaming sculptures made of human ex-plant tissue and Lentivirus that have been bound into a series of handmade books. Using tissue culture engineering techniques such…