[re]capture in residence at Perte de Signal

Exploring the concept of ‘filtration’ using biomaterials, plants, and electronic strategies, [re]capture is a dialogue between in situ atmospheric data capture devices and gallery installation. With air toxicity a growing issue, this ongoing project seeks to give shape to the microscopic invisibility and the macroscopic dimension of air pollution.

The Waste Cycle of Planetary Vision Infrastructures — April 22nd from 1:30-4pm

Within the context of Earth Day, the Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality (dir. Alice Jarry) invites the Biolab community to join us for an afternoon of demos and roundtable conversations entitled The Waste Cycle of Planetary Vision Infrastructures at the Planétarium de Montréal on Friday, April 22nd from 1:30-4pm….

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part IV

It’s results day! It’s only been 48 hrs since our last workshop and our plates and fabric samples are already brimming with pigmented bacterial cultures. Our fourth workshop session takes us through the final steps of bacterial dyeing textiles, which involves printing using the stencils we prepared on Tuesday and getting all the samples ready…

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part III

In the third instalment of this workshop series, we were able to see how well our bacterial plates and liquid cultures grew over the week. We then harnessed the pigment-producing abilities of this bacterium to colour both un-dyed fabric samples as well as some of the food waste-dyed fabrics from the first session. At the…

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part II

This week, Vanessa facilitated the second instalment of the Cooking and Culturing Colour workshop series. We were able to see the results of the food waste dyeing we did last week and experimented with modifying the colour of the fabric using different acidic, basic, and iron solutions. We used everything from soda ash to lemon…