ASM Agar Art Contest. Agar Art is one of our favorite activities here at the ASM.
You can find more information in our data protection declaration. More infoOK Deutsche Welle TV / Eco India. The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap. Meet the Artist Who Makes Smelly Art from Sweat and Bacteria. Anicka Yi creates art that’s meant to be seen and smelled.
WIRED recently profiled the New York-based conceptual artist, whose installations have featured odiferous materials like olive oil, moss, black tea, dried shrimp, and even bacteria samples taken from her circle of friends and acquaintances. Yi uses these scents to elicit memories or emotions. And the artist’s first major U.S. museum show, which opens April 21 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, may be her smelliest yet. Yi was recently awarded the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, a prestigious biennial award for contemporary art granted by the Guggenheim, which includes a solo show at the museum.
Yi’s upcoming exhibition, called “Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap,” features pieces inspired by sweaty armpits, among other works. Yi collects the sweat and bacteria samples herself. And keeping with the theme, most of these works can be experienced with the eyes and the nose. Anicka Yi: Hugo Boss Prize 2016 Winner.
Bacteriography: how to create a photo of Stephen Fry from bacteria. As an undergraduate pursuing a degree in biology, I found myself mesmerised.
Each day's lecture brought to my attention new insights into the complex systems at work in the living world around me. Science grew into a way for me to revel in the beauty of the universe, and I began to better understand and appreciate my place in it. After graduating, I worked as a microbiologist at a pharmaceutical company for several years. But I became bored and lost sight of why I loved science, so I packed it in to pursue a more fulfilling path, studying for a master of fine arts at the University of Cincinnati in the US. While in grad school, I used art as a vehicle to rediscover the mysteries of science. Culturing Bacteria in a Lifesize Human Body Sculpture. Artist Mellissa Fisher built a human sculpture carrying the myriad of invisible bacteria that live on our bodies to highlight the global threat of antibiotic resistance.
Journalist Michael Mosley enters the lab and sees a replica of his own body. All over it, bacteria of all sizes and colors grow, competing with each other to occupy the surface of his body replica. The sculpture is called Microbial Michael. The body is made of agar, a jelly-like material derived from algae that is often used in labs to culture bacteria by imbuing it with the nutrients the microbes need to grow. After casting Mosley’s body and creating an agar replica, different parts of his body were swabbed to transfer the bacteria to the sculpture. Thus, the bacteria that inhabit our bodies become visible to the eye. However, some bacteria still grow on the side covered with the antibiotic.
Maria Peñil Cobo. Zachary Copfer - Bacteriography - ArtPrize Entry Profile - A radically open art contest, Grand Rapids Michigan. Hi, my name is Zachary Copfer and I’m a microbiologist masquerading as an artist.
Or am I an artist masquerading as a microbiologist? I can’t seem to remember anymore. During my graduate research I invented a new medium that combines photographic process with microbiological practices. The process is very similar to darkroom photography only the enlarger has been replaced by a radiation source and instead of photographic paper this process uses a petri dish coated with a living bacterial emulsion. These works are the product of that process. Art et Sciences #7 Microbial Art et art bactérien : des œuvres d'art dans des boites de Pétri. Bactéries !
Bactéries ! Bactéries ! A chanter sur l'air de Bicycle Race de Queen. Hem. Donc dans cet épisode d'Art et Sciences, on va parler de bactéries à toutes les sauces. Peindre avec des bactéries ; le bio-art de Maria Peñil Cobo L'artiste Maria Peñil Cobo est une mixed media artist, peut-on lire sur son site, qui puise son inspiration dans la nature (original ironiseront les mauvaises langues). Entre nous, je n'irais pas jusqu'à les accrocher dans mon salon - le résultat n'est pas époustouflant - à moins qu'on ne me les offre un jour pour la fête des pères.
Quant à la croissance de la colonie, on peut s'en faire une idée dans cette vidéo en time-lapse : Et pour conclure cette section, une petite sélection des œuvres de Maria Peñil Cobo, que vous pouvez aussi admirer directement sur son site : De l'art avec des bactéries, ou quand les créateurs s’arment d’un microscope. Microbial Art.