Ferment Radio

#4: Healing the inanimate with bacteria (with Christina Stadlbauer)

July 29, 2020 Aga Pokrywka Season 1 Episode 4
Ferment Radio
#4: Healing the inanimate with bacteria (with Christina Stadlbauer)
Show Notes

Christina Stadlbauer is an artist working in the interstices between art and science. Her work pivots around life; animals, plants, and bacteria. On the 4th episode of Ferment Radio, we engage in a conversation around one of her long-term projects entitled Kin Tsugi Transformations. Kin Tsugi is a traditional Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with Urushi lacquer and gold or silver. This method is rooted in a worldview in which everything is impermanent. Based on this concept, Christina proposes to repair objects through healing, rather than gluing, and with living microorganisms instead of aggressive substances.