RESIDENCIES

The BioArt Initiative is a pioneering program that facilitates artists working in biological art. Residents are offered collaboration with scientists, a wide range of biological equipment, and unique exhibition sites in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).

Through the residency program artists are exposed to the practice of science and scientific discourse in open socio-cultural settings. Artists have an opportunity to develop skills and discuss their work with researchers in biology, engineering, social science, humanities, arts and architecture.

RESIDENCY PROJECTS

Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus
(A series in progress)
Caitlin Berrigan

www.membrana.us

I propose to occupy for 5-7 days a lobby area in the RPI Center for Biotechnology with my geodesic dome resembling the hepatitis C virus. During the occupancy, I will hold opportunities for audiences to interact with and ask questions about the series of works I have created using the formal aesthetic of the viral protein structure as the basis for each work. With the assistance of resident researchers, I will also explore the process of visualizing viral proteins using proteomics, in order to better inform the series and my artistic process.

Description of the project


The Mirror of Faith
Boryana Rossa, Oleg Mavromatti, Kathy High and Chris Bjonsen, July 15-ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESIDENTS

Caitlin Berrigan, Oct 28- Nov 4

Boryana Rossa, Oleg Mavromatti, Kathy High and Chris Bjonsen, July 15-ongoing