What do new technologies taste like? A growing number of contemporary artists are working with food, live materials and scientific processes, in order to explore and challenge the ways in which manipulation of biological materials informs our cooking and eating. 'Bioart', or biological art, uses biotech methods to manipulate living systems, from tissues to ecologies. While most critiques of bioart emphasise the influences of new media, digital media, and genetics, this book takes a bold, alternative approach. Bioart Kitchen explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.
Lindsay Kelley is a practicing artist and Associate Lecturer at the College of the Fine Arts, University of South Wales (Australia).
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: International Library of Modern and Contemporary ArtHardback
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2016
Number of Pages: 240