An artist project currently on display in Dublin uses bacteria from artists, designers, and other humans to make cheese.
Josh Kline’s work takes the viewer into the uncanny valley. The two centerpieces of his exhibition QUALITY OF LIFE at 47 Canal show actors playing Kurt Cobain and Whitney Houston, interviewed as if they were alive today.
Slime mold has one of the worst public images of any single-celled organism. For one thing, the Physarum polycephalum, as it’s scientifically called, has a gross nickname evoking a drippy texture and oozing shape, and its highest-profile appearance could arguably be as inspiration for the roving, destructive “The Blob” of B-movie fame. But really, the slime mold is a quite intelligent, fascinating being, and even an able collaborator in art.