Japan Media Arts Festival  
20th

Art Division

Jury Slections

Exhibition Screening Related Event

cellF

Media performance

Guy BEN-ARY / Nathan THOMPSON / Andrew FITCH / Darren MOORE /
Stuart HODGETTS / Mike EDEL / Doug BAKKUM [Australia / United States]

© Guy Ben-Ary
Outline

Pronounced like “self,” cellF is the world’s first “neural synthesizer,” connecting a living neural network in a petri dish to a synthesizer. The network was created from the artist’s cells using iPS cell technology; thus this work is also a self-portrait and an “external brain.” It responds to music by returning sounds from a synthesizer, and through live sessions with living musicians, this not-entirely-human artwork raises questions about the definition of life.
[250cm(W)x200cm(L)x200cm(H)]


Profile
Guy BEN-ARY
United States
Nathan THOMPSON
Australia
Andrew FITCH
United States
Darren MOORE
Australia
Stuart HODGETTS
Australia
Mike EDEL
United States
Doug BAKKUM
United States
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