Amélie Brindamour | Résidence CQAM-Milieux 2019

In early December, CQAM came to the Biolab to film artist-in-residence Amélie Brindamour in action and to talk about her mycelium research that took place over the course of her residency. This video is the product of that discussion! In the video, lab director Dr. Alice Jarry gives a short introduction to the Biolab and…

Amélie and Brice give first BioLab artist talk of the season

Last night, we hosted the first Milieux Speculative Life BioLab artist talk of 2020! Amélie Brindamour (Montréal) and Brice Ammar-Khodja (Paris) spoke about their artistic, research, and collaborative practices. Amélie recently completed a residency at Milieux that she was co-awarded by the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) and Milieux. During her talk, she focused…

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…

Mother

A collaborative project exploring the sculptural and metaphorical potential of SCOBY

Maker Week with Matt Ratto

As part of Maker Week at Milieux with Matt Ratto (University of Toronto), workshop participants visited the Speculative Life BioLab to engage with the theme of Quantifiable Self through microbiology. Each participant cultured their own microbiome, which was then allowed to grow over the duration of the week. Results were variable, with some participants culturing…

Artist Talk: Nurit Bar-Shai

Multimedia artist, Nurit Bar-Shai discusses her artwork practice using biological systems, the rise of citizen science labs and DIYbio culture, as well as her place in the current new biotechnology revolution that allows artists and citizen scientists to tinker with the living world. Biotechnology is a fast growing field with footprints in every aspect of…