Photo credit: Guy L'Heureux.
SAOS-2 cells (human bone cancer type), U-2 OS cells (human bone cancer type), 3T3 cells (mouse connective tissue type) on various scaffolds, including handwoven and crocheted horse hair, handwoven surgical sutures, watercolour paper, silk fabric, 3D printed forms.
Represents 8 months of biotextile tissue culture experimentation in laboratory.
*This display contains the diptych, Instruments.
Anodized aluminum, laser etched.
25cm x 25cm each
Instruments are specifically: a bone saw borrowed from the university morgue and a stylish pipette gun. Both the bone saw and the pipette gun were the actual tools I used for tissue culture while at SymbioticA. The saw and gun conjure images of dissembling bodies and of death, both required components of the ‘live’ tissue culture work I performed. Biohacking may be a double entendre.