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egg and sequin kitchen session 30th January 2010 pt 3

Monday, February 1st, 2010




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egg and sequin kitchen session 30th January 2010 pt 2

Monday, February 1st, 2010








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egg and sequin kitchen session 30th January 2010 pt 1

Monday, February 1st, 2010





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egg on my face

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

egg on my face

fertilised egg shell shattered and spilt the 3 day old embryo.

egg opened up

opened up egg showing a 5 day embryo in the top left hand corner












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reclothing stripped down hearts and another bioreactor

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

An article in New Scientist, Hybrid Hearts Could Solve Transplant Shortage.

 rat heart profusion

rat heart stripped of it’s cells and ‘reclothed’ with stem cells from another rat.

 or a re-celled rat’s heart (Image downloaded from the New Scientist site and courtesy of the University of Minnesota)

This is a bioreactor profusion pump.

I’m utterly seduced by how incredibly beautiful this image is - and the  engineering. The procedure sounds like one similar to ‘Claudia’s tachea‘, except that the trachea was from a human donor - and implanted into a human called Claudia. The idea of non human animal = virtually limitless supply is fraught with difficulty from my point of view.

See the video here.

These images really do fulfill a kind of contemporary gothic, fueled by biotech anxieties.  The image has strong resonances of photographic representations of TC &A’s Victimless Leather whose framing, lighting and installing deliberately invoke a simimilar gothic aesthetic but one that is deployed in radically different directions. Victimless Leather asks profoundly provocative questions that assume nothing in reagrad to the use and coption of living bodies and materials as resourse, it both sets up and dismantles utopian dreams of that appropriation of life can ever exist outside of power chains that exploit one way or another - depending where on the food chain you are.

But I also wanted to put this image up a a great example of a bioreactor. Here is the Victimless Leather one as well.


Victimless Leather 01



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