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The project Aqua Vitra by DAE alumni Susana Cámara Leret & Mike Thompson and the project In Vena Verbum by DAE alumnus Tiddo Bakker, are currently on show at Museum Naturalis (Leiden, the Netherlands) until January 2013. Both projects are one of the 4 winning projects of the DA4GA Award 2011/2012.    

DA4GA Award
The prize-winning teams of artists and scientists each developed installations. They use living material in their projects, which makes us raise questions and wonder about the significance of science and Life Sciences in our society. It is exactly at the intersection between art and science that exciting things happen.

Aqua Vita / Urine diary
Aqua Vita, the project by Susana Cámara Leret, Mike Thompson and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, assumes that urine is not waste, but rich in information and a valuable insight into our health.
(Read here the juryrapport)

In Vena Verbum
In Vena Verbum (‘Message in a vein’) makes people aware of the fact that plants are much more than static, decorative objects. Tiddo Bakker and the Center for Biosystem Genomics reveal to us the hidden world of plants by developing an instrument that measures the activity of the chloroplast.
(Read here the juryrapport)

8th of June 2012 till the 6th of January 2013

Museum NCB Naturalis
Darwinweg 2
2333 CR Leiden
The Netherlands

Published: 11-Jul-2012 16:50


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