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Ergo Sum - Exhibition

Ergo Sum - Exhibition

August 2013

Last year, the Netherlands Proteomics Centre (NPC) and bio-artist Charlotte Jarvis were awarded the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award for their bio-art project Ergo Sum. 

In the past six months Charlotte Jarvis, NPC scientists from Leiden University Medical Centre and the NPC office worked on the installation for the exhibition.
The exhibition can be visited from 15 September 2013 until 16 December 2013 at Raamsteeg2 in Leiden. Raamsteeg2 is an initiative of Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

About Ergo Sum
Charlotte Jarvis donated her blood, skin and urine for a stem cell research programme at the University of Leiden. These donations have been transformed into stem cells, which in turn can be programmed to grow into cells with completely different functions such as heart-, brain- and vascular cells. The result is a sort of biological self-portrait. These pieces of Charlotte are kept alive artificially. One can question whether these pieces are a living being. Charlotte uses herself, even her physical body, to initiate further discussion of stem cell technology.

More information

Programme
Saturday 14 September
17.00 p.m.:
Welcome and opening
You are welcome to visit the exhibitions
and meet the artists while enjoying food
and drinks.
Régine Debatty, well-known from the
blog we-make-money-not-art.com on
the interface of art, science and society,
will interview the artists and scientists
on their projects.
17.30-17.45 p.m.: Living Mirror
18.00-18.15 p.m.: Fish Bone Chapel
18.30-18.45 p.m.: Ergo Sum
19.00 p.m.:
End of opening.
At 20.00 p.m., the programme of the
Night of Art and Science will start,
also in Raamsteeg 2.
Location: Raamsteeg 2, Leiden.
Route description on www.raamsteeg2.nl
under Contact.
To register: send a mail to
opening@naturalis.nl with subject DA4G.
The exhibition can be visited from 15 September
2013 until 16 December 2013 in Raamsteeg 2 in
Leiden. Raamsteeg2 is an initiative of Naturalis
Biodiversity Center.
ERGO SUM exhibition

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