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Press Release

ART COMES ALIVE AS VISCERAL: THE LIVING ART EXPERIMENT OPENS AT SCIENCE GALLERY
"[...] (28 January 2011) A ground breaking international exhibition exploring the boundaries between art and living systems opens on January 28th as Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, presents a SymbioticA exhibition where science and art collide in VISCERAL: THE LIVING ART EXPERIMENT."

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT VISCERAL

  • "What we have here is an impressively fearless, enjoyably amoral bridging over the long-in-the-tooth “Two Cultures” divide, marked by a refusal to take any sort of clear ethical position."

     

    "Blood and Guts", Owen Hatherley, New Humanist, February 2011Full Article Here...
  • "It’s easy to think of exhibitions as collections of inanimate objects, but ‘Visceral’ at the Science Gallery is a different beast altogether"

     

    Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Magazine, 19 Feb 11Full Article Here...
  • “Art and science, though at first glance seemingly different, are both deeply rooted in humanity, and Visceral shows that they can learn from each other.” 

    “Alive and Kicking”, Muiris Houston, British Medical Journal 19 February 2011 (Subscription only)Full Article Here...
  • “The significance of the exhibition's title thus seems to ensue not so much from the gory spectacle of experimentally manipulated viscera but from the desire to seek within these tissues a vision of things to come.” 

    “When Artists Enter the Laboratory”, Deborah Dixon, Elizabeth Straghan and Harriet Hawkins, Science Magazine February 2011, (Subscription only)Full Article Here...
  • “Do not expect an easy stroll through this exhibition. Visitors to Visceral at Dublin's Science Gallery may recoil at books made of human and pig skin or stand stupefied as hundreds of crickets watch a lecture on their own sex lives.”

    “Art that touches a nerve”, Anthony King, Nature Magazine (Subscription only) Full Article Here...
  •  “These artists present complex ideas about life and the bioethics of using human tissue. Some work with scientific ideas more playfully than others, but all the works are engaging.”

    "Synergistic Art", Colin Martin, The LancetFull Article Here...
  • Does this biological art belong in a gallery – or back in the lab?

    Manjit Kumar, Independent, 10 Feb 11Full Article Here...
  • "White blood cells pitted against each other in ‘Blood Wars’"

    Olivia Solon, wired.co.uk, February 9th 2011Full Article Here...
  • "Living up to its title, Visceral features live experiments in which segments of DNA, tissue cultures, cell lines, viruses, neurons and breast milk are set to work for artistic purposes."

    Sophie Gorman, Irish Independent, January 28thFull Article Here...
  • Read Michael John Gorman's article from Nature Medicine about the Silent Barrage by Neurotica.  

    Michael John Gorman, article from Nature MedicineFull Article Here...
  • "GRUESOME, fascinating or just plain weird, a ground-breaking international exhibition of living art has blasted the traditional boundaries between art and science."

    Nicola Anderson, Irish Independent, Friday January 28 2011Full Article Here...
  • "Visceral: The Living Art Experiment is all about getting a visceral response from the visitor, that gut-tightening reaction when what confronts you is somehow a bit off."

    Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, Friday 28 January 2011Full Article Here...
  • "[...]calling the show Visceral highlights its intention: to arouse your emotions and excite your moral sensibilities, and so invite you to ponder the facts of cutting-edge research into the materials and mechanisms of life."

    Emma Crichton Miller, Daily Telegraph 18 Jan 2011Full Article Here...
  • What do you hope viewers will take away from the Visceral exhibit?: I hope they will come into the gallery thinking about life in one way and leave confused, realising that they need to rethink life and issues surrounding it. As artists I don't think our role is to provide opinions but to raise questions and create a situation in which people will engage with and understand that something very strange is happening and that it needs their attention. What they choose to make of that realisation is really up to them."

    From an interview with Oron Catts published in New Scientist.Full Article Here...
  • "Remember that creepy chap in the black hat who used to make art out of dead bodies? He’s now looking rather passé. At the end of January, the Science Gallery in Dublin is opening the doors on Visceral, an exhibition of “bio-art” that makes art out of living organisms, such as home-grown chunks of human tissue."

    Jake Wallis Simons - the Times, 29 January 2011Full Article Here...

Broadcast

  • Watch Rossa O Snoddaigh's report from VISCERAL from Imeall on TG4 17 Feb 11 (piece starts at 07:00 minutes)

    Imeall, TG4Click Here...
  • Watch John Kelly and guests discuss VISCERAL on 'The View', RTÉ 1

    The View, RTÉ 1, February 1stClick Here...
  • Hear Cian McCormack's Morning Ireland piece.

    Morning Ireland, Thursday January 27th Click Here...
  • Listen to Roland Pease's report from VISCERAL on BBC Radio 4's Material World programme.  

    BBC Radio 4's Material World programmeClick Here...
  • Watch Yvonne Redmond's report on RTE Six One News

    RTE Six One NewsClick Here...