Giving (Real) Life to Art

With its slanted skylights and attic atmosphere, the room adheres to the idea of an artist's loft. The space has a creative calm, and art literature is strewn around - a Caravaggio exhibition invite here, a Venice Biennale catalog there. But it doesn't take long to realize that the 11 resident artists here are different from the norm. There are no easels, kilns or sculptor's busts. Next to room 222 protein facility, in the University of Western Australia's school of anatomy and human biology, visitors to SymbioticA, an arts and science research lab, are greeted by the sign: make...

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