Biotechnologies through the prism of creation
Contemporary Art | Today, artists, architects and designers collaborate with biology laboratories to develop furniture and living spaces made of biotechnological materials. These materials are evolving and biodegradable. They shatter the boundaries between organic and inorganic. A new type of economy and a new way of life are emerging around new product concepts. The exhibition Mutations/Créations III - La fabrique du vivant at the Centre Pompidou presents an overview of these creations and research.
Biotechnology is defined as “the manipulation (as through genetic engineering) of living organisms or their components to produce useful usually commercial products (such as pest resistant crops, new bacterial strains, or novel pharmaceuticals) ” as found in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Among the oldest are beer and cheese.
Imagine yourself in a future that is not so far away.
You live in a glass building that looks at first glance quite classic. The glasses of some facades are filled with a moving green liquid : in the water, microalgae are cultivated. The algae grow with photosynthesis and by the absorption of CO2. The water is partly recovered from rainwater and the algae are intended to be transformed […]
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