Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

BioDifference:The Political Ecology

Further information

Exhibition dates:
12 September - 3 October 2004

Curators:
Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr

Presented by SymbioticA and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
as part of SAMEDIFFERENCE Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP 2004)

BioDifference is a major exhibition of biological art that surveys the interconnectivity of different levels of life from micro-organisms to humans.

It includes a pinball competition between humans and micro-organisms, funghi grown into beautiful textile stains and robotic fish bowls.

Phillip Ross Juggernaut (2004) plant, mixed media

The artists in BioDifference use materials and methods that are unique to the new field of BioArt in their examination of the complexities and contentious issues of life in the 21st Century.

The two exhibition curators, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, are based at SymbioticA, the art and science collaborative research laboratory in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia. SymbioticA was established to nurture and develop interdisciplinary research, exploration of scientific knowledge, and biological technologies from an artistic and critical perspective.

George Gessert Mark Tobey (hybrid 1028), registered 2003, Streptocarpus hybrid