Bio art you can experience for yourself! FabCafe is holding its first ever Bio Art Workshop!
Take a glimpse of this rarely showcased art form, made through bio technologies. Presentations will include generative designs and art that celebrates the biology, movement and structures made with primitive organisms and fungi.
FabCafe’s is having its first ever Bio Art workshop. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity!
Design your own living art and take it home
We’ll look into the letterforms of Japanese “hiragana” characters using Physarum polycephalum, a variety of slime mold.
Analyzing art from the rarely experienced angle of bio technology, you can observe the process of slime mold as it grows along a hiragana template inside a petri dish. The finished piece will be yours to take home.
Join us if you are interested in....
・To experience Bio art, not only see.
7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Introduction
Overview of the “Living Language Project” and introduction of how to the handle slime mold and related tools.
7:15 pm. – 8:30 p.m. Preparing Typography using slime mold
Arranging agar (a type of food for the mold) to grow characters within the petri dish.
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Presentation by Ori
A presentation about generative design, overview of Bio Art for beginners, and its applications in the design world.
We will observe the growth of the slime molds you prepared. Slime mold grows at a rate of 5mm/h, so you can also take the petri dish home and observe its continued growth.
※Timetable might be subject to change without notice
Physarum polycephalum (slime mold)
This slime mold is a primitive organism that can be seen with the naked eye. It’s a eukaryote (living organism with a nucleus) that’s easy to grow and used often as a model organism in research regarding cell motility. It’s been seen in experiments demonstrating the ability to find the shortest distance to food, when placed in a maze, and is studied for many other abilities.
Living Language Project
The “Living Language Project” is a project by Ori Elisar that studies the making of letters and language.
He uses bacteria to study the structure of letters as they grow from Ancient Hebrew, a language that hasn’t been spoken for nearly 2,000 years, into modern letters.
The bio art project takes place within a petri dish, demonstrating linguistic evolution as individual letters of Ancient Hebrew, shaped by bacteria, begin to multiply and transform into Modern Hebrew letters.
Ori Elisar is a 33 years old Jerusalem based designer, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem graduate with a B.Des degree in Visual Communication.
Date & Time：16/02/18 19:00～22:00
Venue：FabCafe MTRL (FabCafe Tokyo 2F)
Cooperate：Embassy of Israel in Japan
Please note that if the ticket is sold out, we cannot accept the entry on the event day.
Thu 18 Feb 201619:00 - 22:00
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