16 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017



16 June 2017


27 August 2017

A selection of works were on show at Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht.

16 June 2017 -
27 August 2017

Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht

Lange Nieuwstraat 106


A dance of humans and viruses to the tune of evolution, a compass needle made of iron extracted from placentas and 3D printed materials inspired by the development of human organs.

Fluid Matter presents the winning projects of the Bio Art and Design Award 2016, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences, alongside several recent works that share a dimension of fluidity. The works will reflect on, demonstrate, or even contest advances in life sciences research. They will also probe fluidity in the realms of inter-species exchange, personal identity, metabolic processes, and even in the exchange between our bodies and our oceans.

Life’s processes abound with continuous exchanges and are often embodied in liquid form, flowing throughout complex and microscopic environments; yet, these phenomena often escape perception. It takes the intervention of artists and designers to bring them into the realm of the observable, lend them meaning, highlight their beauty, or find their material potential at different scales.

Participating artists