MICROBIOLOGY &

Microbiology as a pathway to art

WHAT DOES PENICILLIN HAVE TO DO WITH WATERCOLOR?


Microbiology for artists are exploratory experiences at the frontier of biology and art. One of the projects the group wants to materialize is the Symbiotic Orchestra, a musical performance that employs Petri dishes with microorganisms as musical instruments.
Experimentation in Bio art
Microorganisms Collect
Knowledge Exchange

OUR MEETINGS

Microbiology for artists started as a study group at BioLiloLab with 6 meetings from april to may, 2019. Lina Lopes and Eduardo Padilha, who coordinate the group, intend to produce an online course on Microbiology for Artists, sharing the contents produced, spreading the word about bio art.

image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description

WAS IT WORTH IT?

In an investigation to make the invisible visible, we prepared culture media for bacteria and fungi and harvested microorganisms from ordinary environments, such as the subway and even the mouth.
We made use of the space's infrastructure and employed digital fabrication, engraving culture media in the laser cutter in order to provide the colonies a personalized mold they could grow onto.
In the last meeting we received the visit of Janaína Dernowsek and Alessandro Queiroz, from BioEdTech, who presented their 3D bioprinter. We are planning ways of printing agar culture media in 3D.

TEAM

Everyone together and mixed. Almost like a colony! ;)

Eduardo Padilha

#scientist #coordinator
image

Lina Lopes

#artist #director
image

Anais Karenin

#artist #photographer
image

Carolina Pupper

#designer #bioplastic
image

Renata Tonezzi

#designer #services
image

Roberta

#artist #veterinarian
image

Sandra Petho

#engineering #food
image

Ariel Guilger

#environmentalmanagement #artpreserving
image

Vinícius Fernandes

#biologist #musician

biolilolab@lilo.zone

Rua João Moura 2152 São Paulo-SP