WhiteFeather
BiomateriaCrafting BiotextilesVideoMyths + MonstersThe OssificatoriumOther MFA Projects, Concordia UniversitySoft SculpturePerformanceMFA Work, School of the Art Institute of ChicagoPhotographyTextileBiotextile Craft laboratory process
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WhiteFeather is an artist-researcher and educator, as well as an independent writer, curator, and arts consultant currently based in Montreal, Canada.

WhiteFeather positions her BioArt practice within the context of craft, via material investigations of the aesthetic and technological potential of bodily and vital materials. 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 material applications of living systems, the haptic intelligence of microorganisms and their interaction with machines. She presents this work within the frameworks of feminism, witchcraft/empathy and nonhuman agency.

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 Toronto, New York, London, Reykjavík and Berlin.
WhiteFeather currently works as Technician and Interim Principal Investigator 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.