Recognised internationally as a major artist and innovator working across science and media arts, Guy Ben-Ary specialises in biotechnological artwork, which aims to enrich our understanding of what it means to be alive. His research explores a number of fundamental themes that underpin the intersection of art and science; namely life and death, cybernetics, and artificial life.
In his talk, Ben-Ary will present some of the methodologies and theories that underpin his artistic practice by using as examples, four of his major projects completed over the last decade, MEART, Silent Barrage, In-Potentia, and cellF. The talk will include some preliminary discussion of terminology, ethics and robotic embodiment as an artistic strategy and his artistic attempt to match bio-engineered neural networks to artistic, robotic bodies.
Guy Ben-Ary is a Perth-based artist and researcher. He currently works at SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory within the University of Western Australia dedicated to research, learning, and hands-on engagement with the life sciences.