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April 7, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Purdy/Kresge Library Kresge Auditorium | Map
5265 Cass
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Dr. Jennifer Willet is an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of bioart. Her work resides at the intersection of art and science and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field. She taught in studio arts at Concordia University, at the Art and Genomics Centre at University of Leiden, Netherlands, and is an associate professor in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation at University of Windsor. In 2009 she opened the first biological art lab in Canada, called INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology. In July 2011 she completed BioARTCAMP, a project that involved hosting 20 artists, scientists and students at Banff Centre, where they built a portable bioart laboratory and conducted experiments in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

For more information about this event, please contact Prof. Eric Troffkin at 313-577-2980.