The Playing Life exhibition explores the emerging field of creating and working with living materials as a medium for the development of innovative art & design projects. Playing Life features a combination of recent developments in biotechnology, interspersed with future concepts and projects that are influenced by craft.
Designer Teresa van Dongen giving an enlivening talk about her installation "One Luminous Dot" during the Bio-Talk evening we organized together with Mediamatic. Join us for the next Bio-Talk in February and meanwhile you can vist our show Playing Life @Transnaturalheadquarters. http://transnatural.org/events/playing-life/
___Re-Sea-Me looks at the possibilities of turning organic sea waste into materials. A large percentage of waste from the fishing industry comes from fish skins. When it is treated according to old leather-tanning techniques, the fish skins appear to possess the same characteristics as pig or cowhide. No chemicals are used during this process. The project Re-Sea-Me uses different types of fish skins, of which salmon skin has proved to work the best. Come by to see this inspiring project.
___How can we use biometric data better to relax? In Playful Self, an artwork of James Krahe and Alex Rather, each object comes ‘to life’ thanks to biometric data. Are you able to relax with a regular breathing pattern while drinking a cup of tea? Playful Self illustrates the exchange of the body’s biometric data in relation to everyday objects which seem to literally come alive. Come play with us @Transnatural Headquarters!