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cellF

Guy BEN-ARY / Nathan THOMPSON / Andrew FITCH / Darren MOORE / Stuart HODGETTS / Mike EDEL / Doug BAKKUM

Media performance [Australia / United States]

Pronounced like “self,” cellF is the world's first “neural synthesizer,” connecting a living neural network in a petri dish to a synthesizer. The network was created from the artist's cells using iPS cell technology; thus this work is also a self-portrait and an “external brain.” It responds to music by returning sounds from a synthesizer, and through live sessions with living musicians, this not-entirely-human artwork raises questions about the definition of life.
[250 cm (W) x 200 cm (L) x 200 cm (H)]

© Guy Ben-Ary

Profile

Guy BEN-ARY

United States

Born in 1967 in the USA. Researcher at SymbioticA, University of Western Australia.

( 2017 )

Nathan THOMPSON

Australia

Born in 1973 in Australia. Independent artist and musician.

( 2017 )

Andrew FITCH

Australia

Born in 1968 in Australia. Owner of Nonlinearcircuits.

( 2017 )

Stuart HODGETTS

Australia

Born in 1966 in the UK. Director of the Spinal Cord Repair Laboratory, University of Western Australia.

( 2017 )

Mike EDEL

Australia

Born in 1967 in Australia. Stem cell scientist, University of Barcelona.

( 2017 )

Doug BAKKUM

United States

Born in 1978 in the USA. Neuro-engineer at ETH Zurich.

( 2017 )

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