Bio-art interfaces life and art

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The first really new art form of the 21st century is taking hold: bio-art. Bio-art ranges from Adam Zaretsky playing Englebert Humperdinck to E.coli for 48 hours to see how it reacted (it produced antibodies to, seemingly, try to ward off the bad music) to Julia Reodica’s hymeNextTM, where she used a combination of rat tissue and her own vaginal cells to grow artificial hymens for her project. Unsurprisingly, PETA is opposed to bio-art, and in some cases the materials have been accused of being materials for terrorist activity. [GT]

Bio-artists bridge gap between arts, sciences

Gabrielle Taylor