Archives for the ‘artwork’ Category

hydrogel test prints

Carmine Gentile set up the LumenX bioprinter and did some trial prints of our shape. The LumenX uses crossbeams of light to harden a light sensitive gel. The printer starts at the bottom and does a thin layer (100 microns) then lifts up and does the next layer and so on. The non-hardened gel drops […]

transmuting breath to form

We have been working with the audio recording of George’s last breaths. – translating the audio in different ways, with javascript, to generate animated imagery – taking that animation as a sequence of still frames ( just as an MRI scan is a series of still frames) into 3D slicer – using 3D Slicer to […]

looking around – heart paintings

This week we have been much inspired by artist Melissa Coote’s  heart paintings and bronze hearts. “This arresting painting presents as its subject the most vital of all our organs, the heart. How strange and wonderful to behold the heart as if it were some kind of topographical landscape. We look down upon it as […]

looking around – paper folding

Artist Horst Kiechle works with intricate accurate folded paper forms Horst Kiechle ✿ Digital weaving inspired by a Thai basket He has also made a full paper folded torso with all organs, including the heart. Patterns are available online and have been downloaded and built by many. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/papertorsobyothers/ Paper hearts by Horst Kiechle

looking around – immaterial data to 3D

Example of immaterial data being translated to 3D form – Artist Pierre Huyghe’s UUmwelt – cast from a 3D print of a visualisation of human thought as interpreted by neural net AI. Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt (Deep Image Reconstruction) “… a set of elementary components, building blocks of ideas, were selected for a speculative situation. … […]

audio to 3D form

We are still trying out ways of translating audio into sequences of frames of greyscale information, which can then be interpreted (like slices of MRI & CT scans are in 3D Slicer) into 3D form that could be bioprinted. For the audio, we are staying close to the human experience of heart troubles – the […]

lockdown – cardiac spheroid drawings

Inspired by the pared back, stylised woodblock prints in the Kaishi Hen I’ve been drawing cardiac spheroids. drawn from 3D rendering analysis of a cardiac spheroid, that has an endothelial cell network that extends from the bioprinted cardiac spheroid into the hydrogel. drawn from video recording of beating cardiac spheroids Based on images in: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1758-5090/ac14ca/meta

looking around – cells

Cell Cultivation Art Artist Cynthia Verspaget, back in  2004 created the Anarchy Cell Line (TAnCL). This is a line of cells based on Cynthia’s own blood and HeLa cells. HeLa cells are commonly purchased for experimentation and used in labs, their originary cells were taken without consent from African American Henrietta Lacks in the 1950s. […]

looking around – piles of sticks

This week, we’ve been focused on research, and gathering ideas – our own and inspiration from others. For example…. Jorg Glaescher, photographer, has been piling up sticks in the forest to produce forms. — One of the aspects of our heart project is also the re assembly and creation of new form, from biological single […]

looking around – biological forms

Our research has also led us to… MIT Mediated Matter Finding inspiration in the work of Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter group at MIT who invent and fabricate material structures using biological processes – a silk pavillion spun by over 17,000 silk worms; an architectural surface with melanin that darkens in sunlight and clears […]