Bioart is coming to Victoria! Jennifer Willet (Windsor, ON) presents Natural Science a touring exhibition that undermines traditional hierarchies between the natural and un-natural worlds. Specimens intermingle in unusual ways challenging the protocols of traditional laboratory work. The project is inspired by art and science research conducted in a portable lab constructed in the Rocky Mountains during a residency at the Banff Centre. This unique collection of bioart research serves to re-imagine the role that biotechnology plays in our shared natural history.
Victoria audiences will have the opportunity to contribute to this growing collection of experiments by participating in workshops, talks and the DIY LIFE: Art + Science + Ecology Fair. Scheduled for Saturday, June 25 in a local public park, the fair will be a gathering of art, science and ecology projects, groups and organizations coming together to explore possibilities for an innovative, creative and sustainable future. The results of the Victoria workshops and fair will documented in the DIY LIFE HACK zine and become a local contribution to the exhibition and Willet's ongoing research into our relations and responsibilities to the other life forms we share our planet and our laboratories with.
BioARTCAMP Participants: Iain Baxter&, Angus Leech, Tagny Duff, Paul Vanouse, Marta De Menezes, Marie Pier Boucher, Kurt Illerbrun, Bulent Mutus, Jeanette Groenendaal, Zoot Derks, Jennifer Willet, Jamie Ferguson, Britt Wray, Kacie Auffret, David Dowhaniuk. Additionally, Tokio Webster, Grant Yocom, Louise Baxter&, Joan Linder, Dylan Leech.
BioARTCAMP Video Direction: Jeanette Groenendaal, Zoot Derks
NS / BioARTCAMP Project Assistants: Billie Mclaughlin, Arturo Herrera, Lauren DiVito, Dianne Clinton, Patrick Bodnar, Victor Romao, Tokio Webster.
NS and BioARTCAMP Supporters: Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre, the University of Windsor, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, Hostelling International, Parks Canada, Banff National Park, The Art and Genomics Centre at The University of Leiden, Fonds BKVB.
Algae Organ Project Assistant: Billie McLaughlin
Algae Organ Supporters: Ontario Arts Council, City of Windsor, the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research GLIER, University of Windsor, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.