An international collaboration of artists and scientists exploring the interface between social hardship, technological advance and health.
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This exhibit explored the idea of the protean self. Transferring the concept of plasticity and regeneration from cellular biology to personal capabilities and social environments.
Our featured scientist and inspiration was Dr. James Till, professor emeritus at University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Till is recognized as a critical contributor to stem cell science, first publishing in the field in the early 1960s.
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Musiiki Cafe, Kingston, July 2015 (Private Event)
Workshopping Jacqueline Leitch's play The Cure. This play brings alive the challenges for patients and doctors when considering cutting edge therapeutics.
Our workshop included several members of the Collective as well as invited theatre directors, physicians, and community activists.
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A site-specific, audience-interactive art installation/performance work. Individual audience members utilize an app that manipulates the soundscape within the installation.
Artist: Hortense Gerardo
Two banners illustrating a naturally occurring DNA mutation that results in immunity to HIV infection. The piece is accompanied by informational cards discussing DNA sequencing and AIDS treatment.
Artist: Emei Ma
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Depicting the living conditions for those with tuberculosis in the 1800's. A live performance component with readings from Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain.
Artists: Wendy Wobeser, Elizabeth Greisman, Jacqueline Leitch, Christine Harvey, and Pierre Couture.