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.
There was a hugely successful and widely reported Infective Textiles and MRSA Quilt Making participatory workshop at the London Design Festival’s Digital Design Weekend at the V&A Museum in London. Over two hundred participants worked with artist Anna Dumitriu, biomedical scientist Kevin Cole and microbiologist Dr John Paul from the UKCRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project to learn about new developments in microbiology and art/science collaboration through practical hands on experiments in bioart and textiles. See photos of the experiments here and the video here.
Wired UK magazine published a great article about Anna Dumitriu’s work in their June 2013 issue. The article is a profile of her work and ideas including the strange story of how she first became interested in the subject of microbiology and her obsession with bacteria. The iPad edition also contained a short video tour of the artists recent projects, including the new work in development for her forthcoming exhibitions including her forthcoming show “The Romantic Disease”. Watch the video here and see what she is currently working on. You can also find a key to all the elements numbered in the picture above there.