Artist-in-residence introductory discussion announced

Dr Helen Pynor is an artist and researcher whose artistic practice is characterised by an engagement with living biological entities (organs, cells) through which she explores the nature of human and non-human bodies.

Dr Pynor is interested in the idea of regeneration: at a cellular level; in the lived experience of people recovering from injury; and as a metaphor of renewal, of spirit or community.  She is keen to explore an expanded understanding of the body, the ways it regenerates and our own perceptions that are extended through the experience of rehabilitation and adaptation.

To develop her ideas, Dr Pynor forms connections with members of the community whose lived experiences are relevant to the themes of her work.

As the City of Joondalup 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Dr Pynor will engage with the professional scientific and medical communities in Joondalup, as well as interested residents, and explore issues of physical ability, access and inclusion, injury and rehabilitation and biomedical innovations.

Hosted in Joondalup, in conversation with SymbioticA director Oron Catts, Dr Pynor’s introductory discussion will be:

On the Emergent Properties of Regeneration
Thursday 25 October 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Lecture Theatre 7.102
ECU Joondalup, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

Park in Visitor Parking (P06) and follow the signs to Building 7 (Map reference D3)

Wheelchair access, mobility toilets and ACROD parking available.

Registration for the panel discussion at ECU opens 1 September 2018.

This lecture is a partnership between SymbioticA and the City of Joondalup.

SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences, run out of University of Western Australia. For information about this event, please visit their website.

Email your details if you wish to be kept up to date about Helen’s visit to the City and her work while she is in town.