Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool, UK

How to Make Art in a Toxic Environment at the AND Festival

Vitalistic Vs. Mechanistic Theory of Life

How to make art in a toxic environment


Participants were asked were asked to give three words to describe their experiences people said it was:

“immersive, supportive and explorative and the experience gave them a meaningful insight into art science practise”

“informative, interesting and well prepared”

“intriguing, interesting and fun”

Other comments:

“Great to see Pasteurs groundbreaking experiments brought “alive” – ( literally) in an exciting way with Adam

“The workshop was illuminating and eye-opening, in a strangely spiritual way. Made me think about the meaning of life, (bit overwhelmed)”

Louis_Pasteur_experimentPasteur and Spontaneous Generation

Origins of Life: Experiment #1.6 at Ars Electronica 2011

Ars Electronica 2011

Combining methane, hydrogen, ammonia and water in the presence of an intermittent electrical discharge, his miniature world yielded amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. We have re-imagined his apparatus as a functional art installation to consider worlds Miller could not.  In this version, we test whether recreating the primordial sea along with the primordial atmosphere will yield not only amino acids, but nucleic acids, too – the building blocks of genetic information and sources of cellular energy.

2010 Faculty Biennial Exhibition

September 11 – October 10, 2010

The 2010 Faculty Biennial continues a long tradition of successful collaboration between the Department of Art & Art History and the Kresge Art Museum. Every two years, the exhibition highlights the faculty’s pursuit of creative research and expertise in a broad range of media and contemporary art approaches.