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Artist's Talk: John O'Shea (Pigs Bladder Football)

Abandon Normal Devices

Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)

Manchester, United Kingdom

Artist's Talk: John O'Shea (Pigs Bladder Football)

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PIGS BLADDER FOOTBALL

ARTIST TALK: JOHN O'SHEA 

Sat 01 Sep, 14:00 - 16:00

 

Pigs Bladder Football launched one year ago by setting out a remarkable challenge: by August 2012, artist John O’Shea would culture the world’s first bio-engineered football, grown from living cells. Since November 2012, O’Shea has been artist in residence at the University of Liverpool’s Clinical Engineering Unit where he has collaborated with Professor John Hunt and Theun Van Veen to develop bespoke protocols for harvesting animal tissue. Through biological experimentation, rapid prototyping and an iterative design process, this work has been an exercise of precise tissue engineering. The final ball, which will be produced by replicating the same techniques used to create artificial human organs, encourages us to consider the that role life sciences will have in our daily lives both today and in the future. It also references the colliding worlds of human enhancement, the bio-technology industry and the global capitalisation of sport, which have become highly contested areas. How will changing the material properties of the ball affect the rules of our beautiful game?

 

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National Football Museum

M4 Manchester
United Kingdom

Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (BST)


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Abandon Normal Devices

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.

Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.

The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival. For regular updates about our current and upcoming projects sign up to our e-newsletter here.

bandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.

Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.

With a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocations, AND creates a space where artists can reflect on and play with the impact of new technologies.

The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.lBs3Kejx.dpuf

 

bandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.

Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.

With a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocations, AND creates a space where artists can reflect on and play with the impact of new technologies.

The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.lBs3Kejx.dp

bandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.

Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.

With a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocations, AND creates a space where artists can reflect on and play with the impact of new technologies.

The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.lBs3Kejx.dpufFor regular updates about our current and upcoming projects sign up to our e-news here.

To date AND has commissioned 56 new works across several platforms including visual arts, film, performance, the public realm and and media art. - See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.SEOFMkDy.dpuf

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme.

Our mission is to push the boundaries of audience experience through a programme that spills out of galleries and screens into the streets of the Northwest.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.DO4qWaC4.dpuf

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme.

Our mission is to push the boundaries of audience experience through a programme that spills out of galleries and screens into the streets of the Northwest.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.DO4qWaC4.dpuf

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme.

Our mission is to push the boundaries of audience experience through a programme that spills out of galleries and screens into the streets of the Northwest.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.DO4qWaC4.dpuf

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art. The festival takes place annually in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with an extended regional programme.

Our mission is to push the boundaries of audience experience through a programme that spills out of galleries and screens into the streets of the Northwest.

- See more at: http://www.andfestival.org.uk/about-us/#sthash.DO4qWaC4.dpuf

 

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