Fluid Matter: Bio Art & Design in de Oude Hortus

Fluid Matter: Bio Art & Design in de Oude Hortus

16 June - 27 Aug. 2017

A selection of works from the exhibition Fluid Matter: Liquid and Life in Motion is on show from 16 June at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht. 

A dance of humans and viruses to the tune of evolution, a compass needle made of iron extracted from placentas and 3D printed materials inspired by the development of human organs.

Fluid Matter presents the winning projects of the Bio Art and Design Award 2016, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences, alongside several recent works that share a dimension of fluidity. The works will reflect on, demonstrate, or even contest advances in life sciences research. They will also probe fluidity in the realms of inter-species exchange, personal identity, metabolic processes, and even in the exchange between our bodies and our oceans.

Life’s processes abound with continuous exchanges and are often embodied in liquid form, flowing throughout complex and microscopic environments; yet, these phenomena often escape perception. It takes the intervention of artists and designers to bring them into the realm of the observable, lend them meaning, highlight their beauty, or find their material potential at different scales. 

When 16 June - 27 August 
Where De Oude Hortus, Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht, Lange Nieuwstraat 106
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