Award for bio-art proposal together with AMOLF

Published on December 14, 2012
Category Theory Biomolecular Matter

On December 6, 2012, one of the three Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Awards (DA4GA) was granted to a bio-art proposal, Living Mirror, that will be carried out in collaboration with the Systems Biology group of Tom Shimizu and the Theory of Biomolecular Matter group of Bela Mulder.

DA4GA is a unique Dutch contest that brings art, design and life sciences together. Teams of scientists and artists are working with living material in their projects that evoke surprise and questions. Hans Clevers, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) handed out the prizes of each 25.000 euro’s.

About the project
Living Mirror by Laura Cinti & Howard Boland, with the FOM Institute AMOLF
A liquid image of magnetic bacteria. That is the Living Mirror: an interactive bio-installation in which cells are combined with electronics and photo manipulation. Individuals are captured and translated in a live, 3D-portrait. This image reintroduces the ‘fleshiness’ absent in digital media. Living Mirror connects the history of the mirror in literature and arts.
When realized the Living Mirror will be exhibited in the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.

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