Art Meets Science: When Worlds Collaborate

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Art meets science: When worlds collaborate

14:30 10 May 2010
victimless-leather.jpgVictimless Leather, a prototype of a stitchless jacket grown in a technoscientific “body”, 2004, by Oron Catts and Ionat ZurrIn the cool interiors of universities and art studios, something is afoot. Artists and scientists are breaking out of their moulds and venturing into each other’s territories. Some artists (see above) are doing cutting-edge science, while scientists are making art, and still others are working together to forge something new. What’s more, the public can’t get enough of the work they produce. But why are these long-separated cultural giants moving closer? And crucially, is anything important emerging? In our “Art meets science” posts, we talk to major players from both worlds, and explore the big challenges facing these collaborations.Read more: Art meets science: Reuniting the severed culturesArt meets science: A curator who wants to open windowsArt meets science: Aesthetics, politics and metaphysics

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(Image: Courtesy of the Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr)/The Tissue Culture & Art Project is hosted at SymbioticA – The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia.)

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