Oron Catts from SymboticA

An Interview with Sculptor Oron Catts – A discussion about living art.
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Oron Catts is the director of SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia.  SymbtioticA is laboratory that is “dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands on engagement with the life sciences.”  Catts is also co founder of The Tissue Culture & Arts Project (TC&A).

In this podcast the interviewer Bridgette Mongeon and Oron Catts discuss the artwork Victimless Leather, living tissue that is grown in a laboratory that resembles skin.

This is a very charged topic.  Introduction to the art and SymbioticA may cause some to gasp.  Some of the interviewers questions were first raised in the article Frankensteinian Art?

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“Victimless Leather” by the Tissue Culture and Arts Project

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