A project exploring the application of biotechnology from various angles.
In the form of fermentation, for example, biotechnology has been part of our daily lives for a long time, and the recent progress of technology has accelerated the expansion of its application to such fields as agriculture, medicine and power generation. At the same time, costs involved in the application of gene analysis and other forms of advanced biotechnology have drastically decreased, as a result of which institutions offering individual users to work with specialized facilities continue to open in all parts of the world.
Against such backdrop, this project was launched with the aim to work out new artistic possibilities and values by incorporating aspects of biotechnology with the knowledge and experience gathered during YCAM’s previous activities in the fields of art, education and community work.
Having set up a dedicated space equipped for work in the realm of biotechnology, and conducted related workshops and fieldwork in 2015, in 2016 YCAM continues to explore application possibilities in cooperation with FabLab and other research organizations in Japan and abroad. In addition to publishing
results via the Internet, the process of these activities will also be showcased in a total of six ”Open Day” events during the year.