Life Lab operates at the precipice of the natural and the synthetic, where the latest advancements in synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and related fields are continuously challenged. Robots within the lab skillfully navigate living systems while manipulating compounds, enzymes, and organisms, rewilding our perceptions of the ever-evolving natural world. But their creative endeavors extend beyond living matter. Questioning the very notion of living systems and the place of algorithms within the preconceived bounds of nature, the robots turn inward to modify their own mechanical parts, transforming their bodies into living, evolving artworks that become the captivating centerpiece of their own performance. In this evolving feedback loop of technology and artistry, the sculptures born from mechanical curiosities tell stories of perceptions of the artificial mind.

Life Lab

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