Tarsh Bates, Self portrait with candida, part of In Vitro project 2011, Candida albicans, agar, glass, wood, perspex. Candida generously supplied by the Tea Tree Oil Research Group, UWA. Photo: Tarsh Bates.

SymbioticA: Why artists seriously play with life

Oron Catts is Director of SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia.

Card image: Loren Kronemeyer, MYRIAD, 2012, digital print. Collaborators:  Centre for Integrative Bee Research UWA and Bee Lab Sydney. Photo: Loren Kronemeyer.

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