WhiteFeather
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WhiteFeather is an artist-researcher and educator, as well as an occasional writer, curator, arts administrator and consultant, currently based in Montreal, Canada.

WhiteFeather has been professionally engaged in a craft-based BioArt practice for over 15 years, via material investigations of the aesthetic and technological potential of bodily and vital materiality. Her work, situated within and referencing textile methodologies, has ranged widely.

Various projects have included: traditional textile constructions of human hair; rogue taxidermy sculpture with recycled fabrics/fur, found flesh and bone; digital representations of the body absent in the digital world; and, mammalian tissue engineering on textile scaffolds. She also hacks/builds electronics, uses web-based platforms to generate new mythologies via viral and interactive media, works in narrative video and approaches performance as embodied research in both the laboratory and the landscape.

WhiteFeather’s current research-creation practice is focused on the relationship between living and electronic systems, and in particular on the haptic intelligence of microorganisms and the agency of machines. She presents this work within the frameworks of feminism, witchcraft/empathy, nonhuman agency and architextiles.

WhiteFeather is a multiple-award winning scholar and arts grant recipient, holding an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University. She has presented her work internationally in exhibitions, artist talks, conferences and residencies, most recently in Montreal, New York, London, Reykjavík and Berlin.
WhiteFeather currently works as Principal Investigator and Technician for the Speculative Life Lab, and as Coordinator for the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster, both situated within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University.

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Montréalaise d’adoption, la Canadienne WhiteFeather Hunter a plusieurs cordes à son arc: artiste, chercheuse, enseignante, consultante et écrivaine. Depuis quinze ans, elle s’adonne professionnellement au bioart. Fondée sur l’artisanat, sa pratique s’appuie de fait sur l’analyse matérielle du potentiel artistique, fonctionnel et technologique des matières corporelles. Son œuvre se déploie tous azimuts : de l’utilisation de cheveux aux fins de techniques textiles traditionnelles au recours à une taxidermie à l’état brut dans la confection de sculptures en lambeaux de chair et fragments d’os trouvés, en passant par des représentations – inspirées par les cultures pop ou numérique – d’un corps absent de l’univers technologique. Depuis trois ans, elle se captive à l’expérimentation des biotextiles et à la conception de matériaux névralgiques. À cette fin, elle a effectué quatre résidences de recherche en laboratoire, durant lesquelles elle a notamment exercé l’ingénierie tissulaire.