WRITING & PUBLICATIONS

Partial list of SymbioticA PUBLICATIONS

2014 Publications

  • Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts, The Unnatural Relations between Artistic Research and Ethics Committees: An Artist’s Perspective, in The Arts and Ethic, Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy/ LOET Paul Ulhas Macneill Editor, Springer (accepted May 2012- published early 2014)
  • Ionat Zurr, Agency in Movement, A special Section Guest Editor in Leonardo MIT Press (accepted 9th September 2013 To be published in Leonardo Vol 47 2014)- this addition will include papers by SymbioticA researchers and others presented as part of the Agency in Movement Symposium, June 2013. http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/activities/symposiums#agency
  • Oron Catts & Hideo Iwasaki, 2014, The Biogenic Timestamp: exploring the rearrangement of matter through synthetic biology and art in Calvert J., Ginsberg D., (eds) Synthetic Aesthetics, MIT Press book out in March 2014
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, 2014, Countering the Engineering Mindset – The Conflict of Art and Synthetic Biology in Calvert J., Ginsberg D., (eds) Synthetic Aesthetics, MIT Press book out in March 2014

2013 Publications

  • Oron Catts, 2013, Exploring the Biological Milieu – In Search for Substrates at the Sub-Arctic in Beloff, L., Berger, E., Haapoja, T. Field_Notes: From Landscape to Laboratory. The Finnish Society of Bioart. ISBN 978-952-93-2313-5. p.143-152
  • Oron Catts, 2013, semipermeable (+) catalogue, 2013 SymbioticA, University of Western Australia ISBN: 978-0-9873082-2-1. 2013
  • Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts, Disembodied livestock: The promise of a Semi-Living Utopia, in Lindsay Kelley (ed), bon appétit- Parallax issue 66 2013. ISSN 1353-4645
  • Oron Catts, 2013, Synthetic Control (Un)Limited Life in Bulatov, D. (ed) Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, (part2). Centre for Contemporary Art Kallingrad ISBN 978-5-94620-073-8. p.388-397
  • Ionat Zurr, 2013, In Continuous State of Semi-living: A Partial Survey of Contemporary Artists Working with Living Tissue in Bulatov, D. (ed) Evolution Haute Couture , The National Centre for Contemporary Art (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) ISBN 978-5-94620-073-8 p.398-413
  • Catts, O. and Zurr, I., 2013, The Vitality of Matter and the Instrumentalisation of Life in Pia Ednie-Brown, Mark Burry and Andrew Burrow  (ed) Architectural Design Special Issue: The Innovation Imperative: Architectures of Vitality Volume 83, Issue 1, doi: 10.1002/ad.1527. p. 70–75  ISBN: 978-1-119-97865-7

2012 Publications

  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Life as a Raw Material: Illusions of Control in Somatechnics. Volume 2, Page 250-262 DOI 10.3366/soma.2012.0060, ISSN 2044-0138, 2012
  • Ionat Zurr, On Instrumentalisation of Life and the Vitality of Matter: Aesthetics of Creation and Control for post-Human Worlds. A Commentary for a paper by Deborah Dixon, Harriet Hawkins and Elizabeth Straughan, in Dialogues in Human Geography (DHG) doi: 10.1177/2043820612468647 Dialogues in Human Geography November 2012 vol. 2 no. 3 288-291 2012
  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Crude Life- The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Retrospective catalogue), Lazina Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk, Poland.  ISBN 978-83-61646-28-0
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, 2012, Neolifism in Folio Magazine for Contemporary Art, Culture and the Joy of Life Volume 4 pp20-24 1855-8976
  • Oron Catts, 2012, Bullet Proof Skin vs. Utility Proof Art or When a Symbolic Gesture is Seen as a Real Action, in Jalila Essaidi (ed) Bullet Proof Skin Exploring Boundaries by Piercing Barriers, Eindhoven. ISBN: 9789081995702.
  • http://jalilaessaidi.com/press-release/bulletproof-skin_preview.pdf
  • Oron Catts, 2012, Why Artists Play with Life, in bioart Special WAAG publication ISSN 1876-1550 p5-6  http://waag.org/sites/waag/files/public/Publicaties/bioart_special.pdf   
  • Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts, 2012, Secular Vitalism or Fluid Automata, in Bulatov , D.(ed)  Soft Control, The National Centre for Contemporary Art (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia)  Exhibition and presentation: http://kiblix.org/kiblix2012/softcontrol/?p=1104
  • Reprint: Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, extract from ‘Towards a New Class of Being: The Extended Body’, in Nature (Documents of Contemporary Art series) edited by Jeffrey Kastner, The Whitechapel Gallery Press/ The MIT Press. ISBN-10: 0262517663 ISBN-13: 978-0262517669

 2011 Publications

  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr (Ed.) Partial Life, Living Books About Life series, (2011) ISBN: 978-1-60785-269-8 http://www.livingbooksaboutlife.org/books/Partial_Life
  • Open Humanities Press (OHP) (http://openhumanitiespress.org). Book series Edited by Gary Hall, Joanna Zylinska and Clare Birchall.
  • Catts, O, 2011 Regulated Transgressions: The SymbioticA Approach in Ars Electronica (ed)  Origin, Where it All begins  ISBN 978‐3‐7757‐3180‐5
  • Catts, O; Zurr, 2011, I En Que Consisteix la Biomateria? La Vida com a Material Primera in MATERIA Noves Fronteres de la Ciencia, L’Art i el Pensament  ISBN: 978‐84‐15224‐36‐5 p 168‐187
  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Life as a Raw Material: How to Consider Bio‐matter? In Touch Me Festival Zagreb ISBN 978‐953‐95360‐8‐2

2010 Publications

2009 Publications

  • Oron Catts, 2009, Reversing Genohype- About the Latent Figure Protocol, in Paul Vanouse (ed), Latent Figure Protocol, CEPA Gallery. ISBN:  093978419

2008 Publications

  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, The Ethics of Experiential Engagement with the Manipulation of Life in da Costa, B. and Philip K. (eds), Tactical Biopolitics Art, Activism, and Technoscience, The MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262042499  http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/tactical-biopolitics
  • Oron Catts, Gary Cass, Labs Shut Open: A Biotech Hands-on Workshop for Artists in da Costa, B. and Philip K. (eds), Tactical Biopolitics Art, Activism, and Technoscience, The MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262042499  http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/tactical-biopolitics p. 143-156
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Growing semi-living structures: concepts and practices for the use of tissue technologies for non-medical purposes, in Cruz M and Pike S., (eds)  Neoplasmatic Design.  John Wiley and Sons, UK. ISBN: 978-0-470-51958-5. p. 125- 142
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, The art of the semi-living and partial life: Extra ear 1/4 scale, in Melentie Pandilovski (ed)  Art in the Biotech Era, Experimental Art Foundation. ISBN- 10:0949836524 p140-147
  • Gary Cass and Oron Catts, 2008, Biotech art in Melentie Pandilovski (ed)  Art in the Biotech Era, Experimental Art Foundation. ISBN- 10:0949836524 p178-180
  • Oron Catts, Laura Sillars, 2008, Artists and Scientists, A Symbiotic Relationship?, in Miah A (ed) Human Futures, Art in an Age of Uncertainty, Liverpool University Press & FACT, UK.  ISBN: 978-1-84631-181-9

2007 Publications

  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, 2006, “Semi-Livings as Agents of Irony” in Susan Broadhurst (ed) Performance and Technology: Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity, Palgrave/Macmillan publication, ISBN:1-4039-9907-4

2006 Publications

  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, 2006, “The Semi Livings” in Eduardo Kac(ed) Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond. The MIT Press ISBN: 0262112930
  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, 2006, “The Extended Body: Towards a new class of being” in ISEA/Intelligent Agent issue Intellect Press./ Artnodes, Issue 6 (2006) I ISSN 1695-5951 http://www.uoc.edu/artnodes/6/dt/eng/catts_zurr.pdf

 
2005 Publications

  • Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, The Art of the Semi Living in Art et Biotechnologies, in Louise Poissant and Ernestine Daubner (ed), Presses de l’Universite du Quebec 2005 ISBN 2760513289, 9782760513280
  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Big Pigs Small Wings: on Genohype and Artistic Autonomy in Melinda Cooper and Andrew Goffery (ed)  Culture MachineVol.7  Biopolitics Issue 2005, Open Humanities Press (OHP) ISSN 1465-4121 http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/viewarticle/30/37

2004 Publications

  • Oron Catts, The Art of the Semi-Living in Adrian Heathfield (ed) Live: Art and Performance, Tate Publishing 2004 ISBN 978 185437 501 8
  • Oron Catts, Fragments of Designed Life – the Wet Palette of Tissue Engineering in BioMediale: Contemporary Society and Genomic Culture book edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov. Published by The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) 2004. ISBN 5-7406-0853-7, 9785749608532
  • Ionat Zurr, Complicating Notions of life- Semi Living Entities  in BioMediale: Contemporary Society and Genomic Culture book edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov. Published by The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad Branch, Russia) 2004. ISBN 5-7406-0853-7, 9785749608532
  • Bakkum, D. J., Shkolnik, A. C., Ben-Ary, G., Gamblen, P., DeMarse T. D.,and Potter, S. M. “Removing the ‘A’ from AI: Embodied Cultured Networks” in Luc Steels and Rolf Pfeiffer (EDS) Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Conference on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, Springer. 2004

2003 Publications

  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr  Guy Ben-Ary L’Art Que/qui sont les étres semi-vivant créés par Tissue Culture & Art? in L’art Biotech,  Edited  by Jens Hauser Le lieu unique France, Filigranes Editions 2003 ISBN-10: 2914381522 ISBN-13: 978-2914381529  also in Italian 2007
  • Ionat Zurr & Oron Catts, The ethical claims of Bioart: Killing the Other or Self Cannibalism in the AANZ Journal of Art: Art and Ethics Vol. 4, No. 2, 2003 and Vol 5, No. 1, 2004 pp.167-188.
  • Ionat Zurr, Oron Catts, Are the Semi-Living are semi-good or semi-evil? In Technoetic arts – an international journal of speculative research, Volume 1 Issue 1 DOI: 10.1386/tear.1.1.47/0 ISSN: 1477965X http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=7134/
  • Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts Food for Thoughts about the Future , Experimenta: House of Tomorrow , ISBN 0 9581597 1 8 . Editor: Alex Taylor. 2003
  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr & Guy Ben-Ary, Was/wer sind die durch das Tissue Culture & Art Project in geschaffenen halbleben, European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck 2003

2002 Publications

  • 46.   Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts, 2002, “On Humans and Other Animals are ‘Becoming’ Each Other, in Art Link, VOL 22 NUMBER 1, 2002, ISSN 0727-1239
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Growing Semi-Living Sculptures, in Leonardo, Volume 35, Number 4, August 2002, pp. 365-370, The MIT Press E-ISSN: 1530-9282, Print ISSN: 0024-094X
  • http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/len/summary/v035/35.4catts.html
  • Ionat Zurr, Oron Catts, Emergence of the Semi-Living in Reproduction and Production, pp. 54-59 Thresholds 24, Spring 2002, MIT, ISSN1091-711X
  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Pig Wings in Converge, Where Art+ Science Meet, 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (Catalogue), The art Gallery of South Australia, ISBN 0 7308 3013 6, 2002

2001 Publications

  • Catts, O and Bunt, S SymbioticA, The Art and Science Collaborative Research Laboratory. In Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf  (ed) Takeover Ars Electronica, wer macht die Kunst von morgen (who’s doing the art of tomorrow) Springer Vien 2001. ISBN-10: 3211836292, ISBN-13: 978-3211836293
  • SymbioticA Research Group “Fish & chips”, In Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf  (ed) Takeover Ars Electronica, wer macht die Kunst von morgen (who’s doing the art of tomorrow) Springer Vien 2001. ISBN-10: 3211836292, ISBN-13: 978-3211836293

2000 Publications

  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Guy Ben-Ary, Dr. Stuart Bunt, Dr.MD. Joseph Vacanti, The Use of Tissue Engineering as a Medium for Artistic Expression in Tissue Engineering Vol. 6 No. 6 December 2000, Marian Liebert Inc Publishing p. 697
  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr and Guy Ben-Ary “Tissue Culture & Art(ificial) Wombs”  in Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf  (ed) NEXT SEX: Sex in the Age of its Procreative Superfluousness. Sex im Zeitalter seiner reproduktionstechnischen Überflüssigkeit, Ars Electronica 2000 ISBN-10: 3211834990, ISBN-13: 978-3211834992

1998 Publications

  • Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Tissue Culture & Art Stage One, exhibition catalogue, ISBN 1‑875386‑33‑5, PICA Press 1998.