Genetic Legacies is a project in development that explores alternative forms of producing offspring, as well as the human desire for immortality and the preservation of a genetic information and familial lineage through tissue culture, genetic engineering and synthetic biology.
The UQ AIR Project involves the development of a large scale interactive pavilion prototype integrating images and research insights from The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI). The project is a collaborative undertaking across the Schools of Architecture, Information Technology & Electrical Engineering [ITEE], Music, QBI and the UQ Art Museum at the University of Queensland.
BioSynthetic Systems is a new media art project developed by Svenja Kratz in a creative partnership between the IHBI Regenerative Medicine Group and CIF Interactive Visual Design Discipline at QUT. The project involves the development of a holographic bioreactor (artificial body/supportive environment) chamber capable of sustaining 3D bio-printed sculptures composed of living cells.
Real and Imaginary Mutants consists of a series of works developed in response to a six month residency at Gorleaus Laboratories at Leiden University in 2013. The residency was organised with support from Robert Zwijnenberg, one of the founding directors of the Art and Genomics Centre and formed part of the large-scale Biosolar Cells research programme. The residency was funded by QAGOMA’s 2012 Queensland New Media Scholarship.
The Fringes Catalyst Project consisted of a series of microbiology, genetic engineering and plant tissue culture experiments during a six month appointment as creative catalyst at The Edge, a digital culture centre at the State Library of Queensland. Project outcomes included the development of a series of art/science workshops and creative works.
The Human Skin Equivalent/Experience (HSE) Project, developed in a creative partnership with the Tissue Repair and Regeneration (TRR) Program at IHBI from 2010 – 2013, involved the creation of personal jewellery items incorporating 3D Human Skin Equivalent (HSE) models produced from skin grafts of the artist and skin cells from project participants.
The Immortalisation of Kira and Rama is an ongoing bioart project that was initially researched and developed during a three month residency at SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in the Biological Arts within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia – in 2010.
The Absence of Alice consists of a series of six evolving exhibitions developed over a five year period working with the Tissue Repair and Regeneration (TRR) Program, within the Cells and Tissues Domain, at the Queensland University of Technology’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) from 2008 – 2011.
Dennis Kratz involved a long-term collaboration and artistic partnership with artist/writer/filmmaker Sarah-Mace Dennis. From 2004 – 2007, Dennis Kratz produced a range of new media and photographic works exploring history, memory, time, presence and absence.