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Bioart and Bacteria - The Artwork of Anna Dumitriu

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Anna Dumitriu is an artist whose work blurs the boundaries between art and science with a strong interest in microbiology and the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, robotics, interactive technologies, and textiles. See links to projects above.
As part of the Brighton Fringe Festival Professor Bobbie Farsides will be teaming up with artist, Anna Dumitriu, to talk about tuberculosis in The Romantic Disease: Art and TB. They will also be joined by expert speakers,  and medical students, who have been working with the artist, will show their artworks inspired by this increasingly hard-to-fight illness. Some key pieces from the Romantic Disease exhibition will also be shown. The event takes place on Friday 16 May 2014 at 6pm at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. See more information here.

As part of the Brighton Fringe Festival Professor Bobbie Farsides will be teaming up with artist, Anna Dumitriu, to talk about tuberculosis in The Romantic Disease: Art and TB. They will also be joined by expert speakers,  and medical students, who have been working with the artist, will show their artworks inspired by this increasingly hard-to-fight illness. Some key pieces from the Romantic Disease exhibition will also be shown. The event takes place on Friday 16 May 2014 at 6pm at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. See more information here.

— 1 week ago
#art  #bioart  #history of medicine  #ethics 
The Hypersymbiont Dress and The Art and Science of Linen by Anna Dumitriu and collaborators was part of the “Design Matters” launch exhibition, a three day exhibition event at the 5th Base Gallery in the Brick Lane area of London. The exhibition opened on 31st March at 7pm and ran to 1st and 2nd April 12 - 6pm. It featured artworks that conceptualise new ideas in science, art and medicine, and was curated by Fay Morrow.

The Hypersymbiont Dress and The Art and Science of Linen by Anna Dumitriu and collaborators was part of the “Design Matters” launch exhibition, a three day exhibition event at the 5th Base Gallery in the Brick Lane area of London. The exhibition opened on 31st March at 7pm and ran to 1st and 2nd April 12 - 6pm. It featured artworks that conceptualise new ideas in science, art and medicine, and was curated by Fay Morrow.

— 3 weeks ago
#art  #bioart  #design 
Anna Dumitriu’s exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” culminated in a successful,  fascinating and accessible multidisciplinary symposium on World TB day, 24th March 2014 at Watermans in London, UK. The event brought together the project team and experts to tell stories of their own relationships to the disease across art, science, ethics and healthcare, with opportunities for debate and discussion. See the full line-up of speakers and programme  here.

Anna Dumitriu’s exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” culminated in a successful,  fascinating and accessible multidisciplinary symposium on World TB day, 24th March 2014 at Watermans in London, UK. The event brought together the project team and experts to tell stories of their own relationships to the disease across art, science, ethics and healthcare, with opportunities for debate and discussion. See the full line-up of speakers and programme  here.

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#art  #bioart  #tuberculosis  #TB 
Anna Dumitriu’s major groundbreaking new solo exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” opened at 6pm on 15th January at Watermans in London, UK, and was open daily noon until 9pm until 24th March. It featured artworks made with a combination of textile art, altered historic objects, and biological matter including sterilised strains of mycobacteria. Supported by The Wellcome Trust. It will now tour.

Anna Dumitriu’s major groundbreaking new solo exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” opened at 6pm on 15th January at Watermans in London, UK, and was open daily noon until 9pm until 24th March. It featured artworks made with a combination of textile art, altered historic objects, and biological matter including sterilised strains of mycobacteria. Supported by The Wellcome Trust. It will now tour.

— 3 months ago with 8 notes
#art  #bioart  #tuberculosis  #TB 
Anna  Dumitriu led an intensive ‘open lab ‘workshop over five Saturdays in February and March 2014 as part of  “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis”. The workshop, in collaboration with Dr John Paul, Dr Simon Park, and Dr Melissa Grant significantly progressed techniques and methods for artistic engagement with bacteria. Participants worked with live bacteria, dyes, stitch, and natural and clinical antibiotics. See more information here.

Anna  Dumitriu led an intensive ‘open lab ‘workshop over five Saturdays in February and March 2014 as part of  “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis. The workshop, in collaboration with Dr John Paul, Dr Simon Park, and Dr Melissa Grant significantly progressed techniques and methods for artistic engagement with bacteria. Participants worked with live bacteria, dyes, stitch, and natural and clinical antibiotics. See more information here.

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#art  #bioart  #tuberculosis  #TB  #workshop 
The Infective Textiles Dress was on show as part of Hybrid Skins, from 10 October - 24 November 2013, open Monday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm at TETEM art space, Enschedem, in the Netherlands. Melissa Coleman, the exhibitions curator, raises the question: “Can we change nature to the whims of fashion? In the exhibition Hybrid Skins artists and designers are showing their artistic vision of a future world with new ethical and aesthetic possibilities. With works by: Anouk Wipprecht and Daniel Schatzmayr, Local Androids, Jalila Essaïdi, Lucy McRae, Nancy Tilbury (Studio XO), Bart Hess, Harm Rensink, Clive Van Heerden, Jack Mama, Peter Gal, Philips, Anna Dumitriu, Marieka Ratsma and The Verge.”

The Infective Textiles Dress was on show as part of Hybrid Skins, from 10 October - 24 November 2013, open Monday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm at TETEM art space, Enschedem, in the Netherlands. Melissa Coleman, the exhibitions curator, raises the question: “Can we change nature to the whims of fashion? In the exhibition Hybrid Skins artists and designers are showing their artistic vision of a future world with new ethical and aesthetic possibilities. With works by: Anouk Wipprecht and Daniel Schatzmayr, Local Androids, Jalila Essaïdi, Lucy McRae, Nancy Tilbury (Studio XO), Bart Hess, Harm Rensink, Clive Van Heerden, Jack Mama, Peter Gal, Philips, Anna Dumitriu, Marieka Ratsma and The Verge.”

— 6 months ago with 3 notes
#art  #fashion  #bioart  #bacteria