SymbioticA combines art with the life sciences. The lab is known for its Tissue Culture and Art Project created by Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts. For that project, Zurr and Catts developed small sculptural forms made from live tissue.

See SymbioticA’s lab website.

When Pigs Fly, 2000
Catts and Zurr grew pig marrow cells on a 3D scaffold to create small wing-like sculptures.

Disembodied Cuisine, 2003
The lab created “steaks” using frog cells.

Victimless Leather, 2004
The lab crafted a tissue coat using “immortalised cell lines.”

See Tissue Culture and Art Project.

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