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Rare Air - Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts

Rare Air - Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts

"We said it would be really nice if the first tissue-engineered sculptures to be presented within a cultural context would be a something like a worry doll because it would express our anxieties and worries and the fact that it's not that simple."

Hidden away in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia, is SymbioticA. It's a place where art is created - using living materials and scientific techniques - to make us think about what is happening in the world of biotechnology.
Make no mistake, it IS as unique and unusual as it sounds. It's founders, Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr are celebrated around the world for their pioneering works, including making the first piece of in-vitro meat and the victimless leather jacket which had to "die" spectacularly in the Museum of Modern Art on New York where it made it's debut.
Catts and Zurr have been appointed to the Royal College of Art in London but will divide their time between the college a