Artist Kathy High presents the exhibition Waste Matters: You Are My Future, which explores immune systems as autopoiesis, capable of maintaining themselves, looking at research in fecal microbial transplants and gut biomes to better understand the important function of bacteria in our bodies. This project looks at the metaphor of interspecies love, immunology and bacteria as players.
Opening reception: Feb 19, 5-7pm
followed by LASER 7-9pm
UCLA Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI
runs until March 18, 2015
(viewings by appointment only)
A project developed by Mick Lorusso in conversation and collaboration with UCLA Art|Sci Collective, Alia Ghoneum, Dr. James Gimzewski, Dr. Dean Ho, Clarissa Ribeiro, Dr. Benjamín Domínguez and Dr. Yolanda Olvera (UNAM, Mexico), friends and family.
January 2015 marks the anniversary of the Art|Sci Center’s founding 10 years ago, and the launch of our year-long celebration. Join the Art|Sci Collective in looking back through the prolific decade and looking forward to the next. Sketches for future projects intermingle with presentations from memorable Art|Sci exhibitors, constructing a dynamic picture of the center’s continuing quest to promote “the third culture” between art and science.
In collaboration with SONOS Studios, the Art|Sci Center presents BRAINSTORMING: SYNESTHESIA
In the SONOS Studios space on La Brea, the Art|Sci Center hosts a performance where artists, scientists, and musicians explore through cognitive synchronization how sound affects the human brain and body.
Art|Sci Director Victoria Vesna, media artist, professor in the Department of Design Media Arts, and director of the UC Digital Arts Research Network lectures about her life as artist, professor, and director. This event is part of the Design Media Arts Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series.
From the work of artist Jason Fahrion, who raises silkworms in his garage on local mulberry leaves, to UCLA iGEM's quest for genetically modifying bacteria to produce fluorescent silk, a cabinet of curiosities at the Art|Sci Gallery weaves a story of silk, and of the biological factories that humans have carefully cultivated to manufacture it.