Bioart Kitchen

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

by Lindsay Kelley

Lindsay Kelley is a practising artist and Lecturer at UNSW Australia Art & Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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I.B. Tauris, 2016
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  • ISBN:
    978-1-78673-000-8 (epdf)

    978-1-3509-8553-7 (online)

    978-1-7845-3413-4 (hardback)

    978-1-7867-2000-9 (epub)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London • New York
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Bioart Kitchen
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What do new technologies taste like? A growing number of contemporary artists are working with food, live materials and scientific processes, in order to explore and challenge the ways in which manipulation of biological materials informs our cooking and eating. ‘Bioart’, or biological art, uses biotech methods to manipulate living systems, from tissues to ecologies. While most critiques of bioart emphasise the influences of new media, digital media, and genetics, this book takes a bold, alternative approach. Bioart Kitchen explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.