SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop prepared by Oron Catts of SymbioticA – The Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, Laboratories of the Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona.

Tissue culture and tissue engineering represent a new area for artistic engagement. These branches of biomedical research have a major influence on perceptions of body, self and medical thinking. Tissue engineering enable researchers to grow three dimensional living tissues constructs of varying sizes, shapes and tissue types.

This two days intensive workshop will introduce artists and other interested people to basic principals of animal tissue culture and tissue engineering, as well as to its history and the different artistic projects working with TC and TE.

On the Thursday 16 de Febrero at 19.30pm it will take place a discussion forum at the auditorium of Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, with the participants of the workshop and the directors. The discussion will be open to the public.

Registration:

Between the 10th of January and the 10th of February 2006, sending an email to , with your name and surname, address, telephone and ID, as well as a description of why you are interested in taking part in the workshop.

There is a limit of 15 participants.

The cost of the workshop is 100 euros; concessions: 75 euros.

Useful addresses:
Facultat de Biología, Universitat de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 645
08028 Barcelona
Centre d’Art Santa Mònica
Rambla de Santa Mònica, 7
08002 Barcelona

16 – 17 February 2006:
Seminar, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Spain
Presentations, workshops and debates about biological and living art with some of the pioneer artists, curators and critics in the field. Participants: Andy Gracie [hostprods], Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (Tissue
Culture and Art Project), José Eugenio Marchesi, Jens Hauser, Antonio Cerveira Pinto, Mari­a Jesus Buxo.

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