Living Sculptures Made of Blood, Heart Muscle, and Silk #ArtTuesday
An incubator in the shape of a big O hangs over your head. At intervals are circular windows. Behind those windows are what amounts to kinetic sculpture made of blood, heart muscle, and silk. That is Bricolage byNathan Thompsonand Guy Ben-Ary. Here’s more from Art the Science:
Bricolage was formed from many broadly disparate elements. Initially we both were driven to make a visibly kinetic work to push back against the seemingly static biological based artworks that preceded it. We wanted gallery attendees to experience the visceral nature of the material first hand, free from screens or translations. It was, and still is, extremely important to us that the cellular performance is unmediated and approachable, that the viewing public can connect directly to it and to remove any doubt that there is any trickery or obscurity occurring. This then paves the way for people to feel relaxed enough to take the first steps towards the experience, unencumbered by techno-scientific aesthetics. It’s just you and the twitching entities on an equal playing field.
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