MAKE 2017 Symposium: Art + Biology

MAKE 2017 Symposium: Art + Biology

Date: 4th March 2017
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: MTU Cork School of Music
Cost:€55 / €25 (stu)

MAKE 2017 Symposium:


Time: Saturday 4 March 2017
10.00am - 5.00pm (registration opens 9.30am)
Venue: Stack Theatre CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork.


€25 with Student ID Card 



Hosted by the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, MAKE 2017 will be our fourth in a series of annual Symposia that explore issues of making and materiality. MAKE 2017 will focus on making in the overlap between art and the natural sciences.

British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world, biomedicine and technology. She has a strong international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Picasso Museum in Barcelona; The Science Gallery in Dublin; The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA),Taipei, Taiwan; Waag Society Amsterdam; Art Laboratory Berlin; and the V & A Museum, London. She works embedded in scientific and medical settings and is artist-in-residence on Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at Univ. of Oxford, UK; and research fellow at several international centres such as Wellcome Trust, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK, and research fellow at Waag Society NL.
Professor of Textiles and Visual Arts, Emeritus--California College of the Arts. At the crossroads of art, craft, and cutting-edge technology, Lia Cook's work marries the touch of the hand and the digital, often combining weaving, painting, photography, and video. Her recent practice collaborates with neuroscientists in brain research of perception and creative process, and resulting data and images enrich her digital imagery. Solo and group exhibitions in institutions worldwide. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC; The National Collection, France; Toms Pauli Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museum Bellerive, Zurich; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; National Gallery of Australia; Zhejiang Art Museum; and the National Silk Museum, China.
Susie MacMurray is a British artist whose work includes drawing, sculpture and site-generated installations. Formerly a professional musician, MacMurray graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Masters degree in Fine Art in 2001. Since then, she has achieved an international status and has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums. She lives and works in Manchester.
An engagement with materials and with the human body is fundamental to MacMurray's work. Her role is one of an alchemist: combining material, form, and context in deceptively simple ways to stimulate both physical and cultural associations. She has gained a reputation for poetic site-specific interventions in architecturally significant spaces, typically referencing the historic identities of these environments. Drawing is an important aspect of MacMurray's work. In addition to her large-scale pen and ink images of gauze and hairnets, she extends the normal definition of 'drawing' through the use of unconventional materials.
contemporary Irish visual artist interested in trans disciplinary practice, particularly the intersections between art, narrative and medical science. She works conceptually with sculpture, installation, drawing, animation and biomaterials. McGibbon received her BA at GMIT in 2009; MA at LSAD 2012. In recent years she has been an artist in residence within various medical institutions in Galway and in Philadelphia, USA; she is currently researching the contemporary quest for the fountain of youth through a series of unusual investigations in leading centers of medical research. Her work is currently featured in the ‘Gut Instinct’ show at UCC Glucksman Gallery, Cork. The Glucksman is co-sponsoring her lecture.
British artist using digital technology to create works that encourage embodiment, experimentation, and reflection on how this human-made domain affects perceptions of ourselves, each other, society, and nature. He creates his art using video projection mapping, digital interactivity, generative algorithms, non-linear time, and life-size humanoid robots; all powered by bespoke software tools that he develops as part of his art practice. He has performed live video mapping at Tate Modern in London, and for the inauguration of Serre Numérique in France, and exhibited internationally at the V&A; Royal Academy of Art; Eden Project; Wellcome Collection; Science Museum; Bletchley Park; Watermans; Goldsmiths; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela; the Science Gallery in Dublin; and the Rockefeller Arts Center at State University of New York.
Senior Lecturer, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC— research focus on preserved soft tissues, especially skin – and the preservation of colour--in fossil animals such as insects and vertebrates like birds, dinosaurs and other reptiles. Her work has won prestigious international grants from the European Research Council and the Marie Sklowdowka-Curie action programmes, and has featured in numerous high-profile journals such as Science, Current Biology, and PLoS Biology. She has a strong commitment to public outreach of science such as the Royal Irish Academy Women on Walls initiative, the Cork Learning Neighbourhoods programme, National Science Week, BT Young Scientist and the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

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