San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Future Bodies (Decellularisation)
Saturday, 21 June, 1-5pm (adults and children 11+ with an accompanying adult)
Decellularisation is a process where organs are stripped back leaving only the structure, which could potentially be used as a scaffold for transplant organs. Join London bio-creative duo The Kitchen, Dr. Mark Clements, and Broad Vision students, to learn how artists and scientists are using this new technique, observe a live decellularisation of a heart, and have a go at making artwork with strips of decellularised bacon, dyes and glitter. Let your imagination run wild with a totally new art medium and learn about this amazing biotechnology technique.
13.00 - 14.00 Demonstration: The Decellularisation of a Whole Heart
14.00 - 14.30 Decellularisation: The Science and Art of a Process
14.30 - 15.00 Break
15.00 - 16.30 Workshop: Experimenting with Decellularised Bacon
16.30 - 17.00 Plenary discussion
This event is free, and anyone is welcome to attend the first part of the event (demo and talk), but booking is essential for the hands-on workshop.
Do feel free to bring your own creative supplies (thread, dyes/pigments. beads, etc.) to experiment with your sample.
This event is part of the Future Human exhibition and events programme. See: http://broad-vision.info/events/ for more information.