Life as art
Life has become a raw material in our time, something that can be engineered and manipulated in the laboratory. It's also a medium for a small group of sometimes controversial artists.
Oron Catts, one of those rare bio artists, uses tissue-generating technologies in his work. In his studio-laboratory, he's created what he calls "semi-living steak" and "victimless leather," including the tiny coat he created from stem cells for a design exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
"If there's any contribution I'd like to make, it's that one of bringing into perspective that when you engage with life, you should never assume that you're going to have full control over the consequences," Catts told Urban Times this year.
Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.