Anna Dumitriu will discuss her experiences of creating art embedded in bioscience settings and will describe some personal projects, for example working with the Modernising Medical Microbiology group at The University of Oxford, and exploring the field of synthetic biology at the University of California Irvine.
Alex May will share his work exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping, which he practices using software he authored. He also designs interactive installations, generative works and full-size humanoid robots, sometimes in collaboration with Anna Dumitriu. He will discuss their collaborative projects “Sequence”, “Super-organism” and “My Robot Companion”.
Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a bioartist based in the UK. Her work investigates the microbiological world and the latest technologies we use to study it. She works with textile craft techniques, sculpture, video installation, and live bacteria, actually using the tools and techniques of microbiology as artistic media. http://www.normalflora.co.uk
Alex May (1972) is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, including video mapping, interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance and video art. He is a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire. http://www.alexmayarts.co.uk
Free and Open to the public.
Please note, lecture will take place in Room 302, 3rd Floor.