Microbes and art: Nurit Bar-Shai and Jennifer Willet

Two recent articles with work from artists using microbes.

BioArt : Nurit Bar-Shai’s ‘Chemical Tweets’ and the Social Life of Bacteria – LaBiotech

Nurit Bar-Shai is an artist and co-founder of bio-hacking lab Genspace. She is showing how bacteria communicate and socialize – and shaping it with sound (…) The bacteria was cultured in agar, where the bacteria grows in colonies, creating beautiful and intriguing images.

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Art and natural world collide at Open Space gallery – Adrian Chamberlain – Times Colonist

And there’s the Algae Organ, a working organ equipped with an algae incubator, soon to be bicycled around the streets of Victoria. It’s all part of Natural Science, a new exhibition at Open Space gallery. Jennifer Willet, a visual arts professor at the University of Windsor, is the artist responsible for these whimsical creations. Willet specializes in bioart, art that incorporates living organisms, such as bacteria.

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