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The Contamination of Alice: Instance #10: Becoming Alice and The Desire for Immortality


Kratz, SJ, The Contamination of Alice: Instance #10: Becoming Alice and The Desire for Immortality, Riddoch Art Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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The artwork includes live biological material in the form of facial casts composed of Agar that grow different bacterial colonies over the exhibition duration with a 3D printed facial scan of the artist. 3D components are displayed in conjunction with a video animation incorporating time-lapse imagery of bacteria and cell movement. Through the inclusion of animated contamination growth, the work gestures towards the concept of genetic exchange and cross-contamination of biological agents and creative ideas. The exhibition contributes to the development and recognition of artworks that draw on research across the arts and sciences and explores strategies for communicating complex biological and conceptual concepts through a merger of video and biological arts practice.

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Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:3D printed sculpture, video animation, Agar, bacteria and fungal colonies, DNA
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Kratz, SJ (Dr Svenja Kratz)
ID Code:120932
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-04
Last Modified:2019-04-03
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