WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist-researcher, educator, consultant and writer based in Montreal.
This project aims to explore the application of textile pattern + structural integrity to the construction of organic matrices for use in tissue engineering. Manually fostering cell culture growth on traditional, aesthetic textile forms speaks to the intersection of hands-on wet biology practices with creative craft processes. 3D-printed weaving tools remain as part of the living cultures after practical use, as an integral and conceptual part of the overall laboratory apparatus: a comment on materiality as well as the agency and haptic intelligence of microbiological systems to design themselves in cooperation with intentional/artistic human design.
Artist-in-Residence | SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts
School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology | University of Western Australia
Master of Fine Arts candidate | Fibres & Material Practices | Concordia University, Montreal
This project was researched and developed during a residency a SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at The School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia.