Animaladies Conference

The program is out, the book ‘animaladies’ is printed and ready to be launched at Animaladies II.  I’m really looking forward to speaking about the developments in my work – ‘bloodlines: tracing paths from bodies to biotechnologies’.

It’s an amazing line up and I’m really proud to be an invited speaker among these scholars.

http://www.uowblogs.com/asrn/animaladies-program/Animaladies poster

Skin and flesh article in Antennae issue 43

A short artist profile on my work  ‘Skin and flesh’ features in Matter Matters: Surfaces, Antennae The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, issue no. 43.   Here’s some screen shots – the article can be freely downloaded here http://www.antennae.org.uk/

 

Octopus

Early latex test samples (on left), and some photos of my encounter with an octopus (right).   Latex samples were made to test results of interior lighting, and subtle skin variations.

‘biofabricated leather’ samples

First work in progress test casts.  As part of my new propositional sculpture installation bloodlines – I’m starting to test out various molds for swatches of fanciful ‘skins’.  These ones feature suckers, valves and scales.  The suckers casts are double-dipping for my new research into octopuses, using the teats/nipple molds from boobscape to create the mold (I have some larger ones in progress).IMG_2910

Animaladies

book cover full

Really love the design of this full cover – with boobscape wrapping around the spine.  I’m very excited for this book to be launched at Animaladies II, University of Wollongong, in December 2018, where I’ll also be an invited speaker – talking about my propositional new artwork: ‘porous boundaries: mammalian motherhood, biotechnologies and other entanglements’ which will be published in the Animal Studies Journal later in the year (hopefully).    This book features an amazing line up of writings by scholars, artists, creative writers etc.  See: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/animaladies-9781501342165/  for the table of contents.