Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Stem Cell Art
Heather K. Michon
STEM CELL ART, also called bioart, is an emerging form of artistic expression that uses living tissue, cells, or DNA. Bioartists use their creations to stir ethical and moral debates over the process of cellular manipulation. The University of Western Australia is the current center of the bioart world, with artists interested in working with living tissue attending SymbioticA, the university art lab run by the hus—band-and—wife team of Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr. At SymbioticA, participants learn the techniques of working with cells ...