Hacking GMO

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/16/2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
NATURE Lab Gallery


Plant Tissue Culturing 

In this workshop, we will take a piece of plant and multiply it in vitro .

Learn how to multiply plants, including Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  We’ll also learn a lot about what Genetically Modified (GM) plants are, the rules around multiplying them, and how they interact with us and our environment (or not). 

Open to 18 and + (we will use sharp instruments)

Sign up here!

Mentor: Nathalie Dubois Calero

One foot in art, one foot in science (I have a PhD in plant science), the head in stars, I try to keep an uncertain balance. I worked with microalgae, installed as a mobile or on a split object, with airborne microorganisms -growing over a 10-foot specific fabric, floating, –  or with micro propagated cultures of genetically modified plants, plastic, found phones etc, to create a man-made man. My works are a reflection about the world we construct around us to “protect” us, the man-made nature we try to impose to the other organisms, and to ourselves, our fears of any organisms – specially the smallest and invisible ones- we cannot dominate or control, but that are intimately in us.

Born in France and living in Montreal, Canada, I am affiliated to Milieux, the Institute for Arts Culture and Technology at Concordia University, in the Lab Cluster. I am an inviting researcher at  in the Art department as, and at Nature lab -Troy.

About the NATURE Lab:

North Troy Art, Technology, and Urban Research in Ecology (NATURE) Lab is a volunteer-led urban ecology education initiative. Artist/scientist teams work to empower the community with knowledge about the local ecosystem and the skills to intervene in creative ways. Our programming includes community workshops, public art installations, artist residencies, research activities, and after school activities. We seek to combine global expertise with local knowledge to address the issues that are unique to the North Troy ecosystem and community. 

Join us for open hour workshops every Tuesday from 4-6pm at at 3334 & 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180!

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