Soyo Lee’s Cactus Grafting Workshop

Craft together your own mutant plant sculpture to take home in this hands-on workshop. New Romance artist Soyo Lee will teach participants simple cactus grafting techniques inspired by the hibotan or ‘moon’ cactus, a hybrid ornamental plant that is mass-produced in Korea.

Art Workshop previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 02 July 2016 to Saturday 02 July 2016

Soyo Lee’s Cactus Grafting Workshop image

Published by M.C.A. on Thursday 23 June 2016.
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Discuss the history, ethics and aesthetics of ‘moon’ cactus and other hybrid organisms, and be inspired to construct your own unique hybrid creations.

About the artist
Soyo Lee is a visual artist who works with biological materials. She looks at the technological, ethical and aesthetical issues associated with life forms that inhabit the realm of human culture – examples of her art subjects include transgenic laboratory fruit flies, historical human anatomy specimens and mass-produced mutant cacti. She was research affiliate at the Center for PostNatural History (2007–10), the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(2007–11), and Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia(2012–13), and holds a practice-based arts PhD from the Department of Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Seminar Room, Level 2
$30/$24 MCA Members and Concessions*
Ages 16+

All materials provided