"Gut Flora (Cerebrobacillus)," "Gut Flora (Lactogalaxius)," "Gut Flora (Glossococcus)," 2022. Installation view: Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2022. All works courtesy of the artist. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Candice Lin, Memory (Study #2),
Candice Lin, "Memory (Study #2)," 2016. Installation view: Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2022. Photo: Dario Lasagni
The Jukebox that Shares Stories, Not Songs
These stories are part of Jukebox, a participatory art project created by Elisa H. Hamilton, who describes herself as a “socially engaged multimedia artist.” Hamilton intends for the project to create a hub for sharing and saving Cambridge residents’ stories, especially those of the city’s residents of color.
Brighton Bazaar’s Retromania: A Market ‘By Vendors, For Vendors’
Items at Brighton Bazaar’s Retromania market are engaged in a constant conversation with one another, and the line between creation and curation is often blurred.
BioArt Grows in Popularity (And on its Own)
Both Sutela’s and Lin’s works are known as BioArt, an emerging field at the intersection of life science and creative expression. The pieces are often metaphors, using biological media to make a statement and redefine the boundaries of art. Much of the BioArt on display at MIT’s Symbionts exhibit criticizes the way humans interact with the natural world.
Baking the World a Happier Place
Bake it Till You Make it LLC, a “community based organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental illness, normalizing mental health conversation and promoting authentic healing and recovery,” seeks to connect people through food.
Dayna P. Altman, mental health advocate and the founder of Bake it Till You Make it, at her recent Nailed It decorating event in Somerville.
Stripped Down: A Look Inside the Harvard Undergraduate Pole Dancing Club
The newly formed Harvard Undergraduate Pole Dancing Club seeks to "empower" its members, particularly people from "historically disempowered identities."
Pole Dancing Club
The Harvard Undergraduate Pole Dancing Club, which was formed this spring, offers free pole dancing classes to curious students.
Jes Fan, "Systems II," 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.
"Living and Dying in The Bacteriacene" by Anicka Yi, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.
Gilberto Esparza, "Plantas autofotosinthéticas (Autophotosynthetic Plants)," 2013–14. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.
Špela Petrič’s “Confronting Vegetal Otherness: Skotopoiesis,” a video installation portraying the artist standing over a bed of cress, blocking the sun in front of her body for 18 hours and 52 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.
Snowman cupcakes from the first round of the event, decorated by the winning team.
An attempt to recreate a reference photo unicorn cake, visible in the middle picture, during the final round of event.