The Tissue Culture and Art Project
1 Sept -1 December
Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Tissue Culture and Art Project presents Biomess, a collaboration with the WA Museum and The Art Gallery of WA that will probe the strangest of living systems, both unintentional (“natural”) and constructed (“designed”). As life becomes a raw material for human desires, constructed life escapes science labs to become a medium for artistic and consumer products.
New life forms that defy classification appears while we still do not understand many existing lifeforms, which question our traditional notions of identity, self and bodies. Biomess will celebrate and challenge the strangeness of life by using luxury retail aesthetics to make non-charismatic life forms into objects of desire. We will combine living organisms, natural history specimens and lab-grown life, arranged in a “bio-Gucci” style.