Hair In Vitro

Hair in vitro (2010) is a part of the four-years lasting transdisciplinary research project, within which a team of collaborators cultivate hair in vitro. After getting a human tissue sample with hair from a donor by a plastic surgery, they execute series of experiments in reaching a maximally long lasting life period of the artificially cultivated biomaterial, separated from the human body in the highly controlled laboratory. The liveness is being proved with visualization in time. For this purpose they perform monitoring with sequence photographing of the sample that shows how the observed cells divide and form the hair form. Experiments include elimination of the stem cells from the samples and testing the influence of stem cells on the culture medium with hair and the belonging skin cells.’

Such things delight Madame Moselle very much! One day I will get myself to SymbioticA and play with ideas like this… art and science… art as science… science as art… swoon…


About Madame Moselle

Freelance provocateur. Enthusiastic optimist. Dancing bear. Believer. Facilitator of perversion. Disseminator. Libertine. Moth and flame. Rouser of rabble. Stirrer of pots. Bowerbird. Public spectacle.
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