Performing with Lactobacilli as part of Kitchen Talk with Marta de Menezes

IMG_2829WhiteFeather performs Sauerkraut/ Lactobacilli as part of Kitchen Talk: Activating cell lines in the kitchen, art gallery and the science laboratory. The lead up performance included a demonstration of making sauerkraut along with discussion about the role of lactobacilli bacteria in performing the fermentation process (microperformativity). Photo credit: Sarah Manya.


Kitchen Talk: Activating cell lines in the kitchen, art gallery and the science laboratory

Monday, February 8, 2016
5 – 7pm

Concordia University
1515 Saint Catherine St. W.
EV Building, Room 11.705 + 715

We will begin in the kitchen by considering the performance and metabolic activation of our own human cells through the stimulation of various culinary tastes, scents, sounds and smells.

After feeding our cells with fermented foods and other delectable delights, de Menezes will discuss the concept of immortalization of cell lines as it relates to her art project Immortality for Two. De Menezes will also discuss her current research investigating the role of synthetic biology and the new gene editing tool CRISPRcas9 and its impact on changing notions of evolution, nature and the performance of life.

Marta de Menezes is an invited international guest artist-in residence at the Milieux Institute from February 8-20 (2016) in collaboration with Fluxmedia and the Centre for Synthetic Biology, Concordia University.

More information on the Fluxmedia website here.

WhiteFeather asks for assistance from an audience member. Photo credit: Sarah Manya.