Join artist Heather Barnett to discover the fascinating role this single celled organism has to play in the cultures of both science and art, and participate in a practical experiment to test its navigational abilities. All participants will take home their own pet slime mould and contribute to a collective experiment, which will be added to the BLAST exhibition.
Room: Tolpuddle House (Room: Co-Lab)
Heather Barnett is an artist, researcher and educator working at the intersections of art, science and technology. Employing a range of imaging technologies and biological systems, projects include microbial portraiture, cellular wallpapers, performing cuttlefish, and an ongoing ‘collaboration’ with an intelligent slime mould, Physarum polycephalum. Drawing on key projects working with micro-organisms, such as bacteria and slime moulds, and whole organisms, such as fruit flies, cuttlefish and human beings, she will discuss notions of collaboration, co-creation and emergence in creative interdisciplinary practice.
Room: KG03 (Kimmeridge House, Lecture Theatre)