ART4MED

Emilia Tikka: Transformation with the ‘more than human’ in the Arctic
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Emilia Tikka: Transformation with the ‘more than human’ in the Arctic

In the framework of the “ART4MED: Art meets health and biomedical research” residency program, Finnish designer and film maker Emilia Tikka collaborates with artist and reindeer herder Leena and Oula A Valkeapää. The on-going project is situated in the semi-nomadic reindeer herding practice and speculates on how restoring interspecies memories with genome editing, leads to…

The Smell of the Human: Bio-reactors for the skin
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The Smell of the Human: Bio-reactors for the skin

Helena Nikonole is a new media artist, independent curator and educator and Lucy Ojomoko is a molecular biologist and artist. For the Art4Med programme at Kersnikova Institute in Slovenia they  propose together to create genetically modified bacteria of human skin microbiome that affect the sense of smell transmitted by the human body, a radical approach…

ART4MED: a 2 years program where “Art Meets Health and Biomedical Research”
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ART4MED: a 2 years program where “Art Meets Health and Biomedical Research”

Medical equipment has played a key role in many scientific revolutions that have extended our means of observation beyond the five human senses. Nevertheless, the current supply chain limits access, creativity and customization. Citizen science, hacker/maker movements, DIY culture activists and investigative artists have addressed this problem by sharing open designs of small scientific instruments…