Heather Barnett Talk: The Physarum Experiments and Other Stories

Thurs 11 June, 2015  |  6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Address: Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB

Location: Kimmeridge House, Lecture Theatre. Room: KG03

The event is FREE but booking required at: http://blasteventjune11.eventbrite.com

Heather Barnett is an artist, researcher and educator working at the intersections of art, science and technology, often in collaboration with scientists, artists, participants and organisms. 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.

Much of her practice – combining photography, animation, installation, and participatory performance – engages with biological materials and uncontrollable processes. 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.