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Ionat Zurr

Dr, BA PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 76 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20002018
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Research Output 2000 2018

2018

Artists working with life (sciences) in contestable settings

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2018, In : Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 43, 1, p. 40-53 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
life sciences
artist
exploitation
engineer
rhetoric
8 Downloads (Pure)

Quite Frankly: It's a Monster Conference

Bates, T. (ed.) & Zurr, I. (ed.), 2018, Perth Australia: SymbioticA. 68 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Open Access
File
bioinformatics
kinship
esthetics
refuge
compost

The art of fusion: A synthetic approach to create cross-kingdom hypbrids

Cachat, E., Nelson, L., Sachs, D., Bandiera, L., McDonald, A., Szymanski, E., Bates, T., Menolascina, F., Zurr, I., Elfick, A., Calvert, J., Rosser, S. & Catts, O., 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Cell Fusion
Art
Fusion reactions
art
festival

The Citizens of Incubators: Vessels of Care and Control

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 27 Jul 2018, Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power. Happe, K. E., Levina, M. & Johnson, J. (eds.). New York : New York University Press, p. 255-273 (Biopolitics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2017

Compost, Metabolism and Semi-Living Animal Proteins

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2017, Take on Art, 3, 1, p. 50-53 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Tissue Engineering for Art, Design, and Other Cultural Artifacts

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2017, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Vacanti, J. P. (ed.). United States: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, p. 147-157 10 p. (Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Tissue Engineering
Art
Cultural Artifacts
Artistic Expression
Artist

Vital Tissue Constructs

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2017, The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. Terranova, C. N. & Tromble, M. (eds.). New York: Routledge, 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Keep it Warm! Incubators as Simulators

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2016, In : LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Simulation/Fall 2016, 4, p. 102-109 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
cones (retina)
photoreceptors
rods (retina)
retina
droplets

Stirfly: The Nutrient Bug 1.0

Catts, O., Zurr, I. & Foster, R., 11 Mar 2016

Research output: Other contribution

nutrients
cells
bioreactors
meat protein
insects

The Biopolitics of Life Removed from Context: Neolifism

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2016, Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies. S. E. W. A. A. Z. (ed.). New York: Routledge, Vol. 71. p. 135-155 21 p. (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

The Golem: A giant, semi-living Golem in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Zurr, I., Catts, O., Aspen Glencross, A., Sulu, M. & Parker, B., 2016

Research output: Other contribution

Giant
Hamlet
Tower
Golem
Cemetery
artist
narrative
life sciences
determinism
social construction
2015

Agency in movement: An introduction

Zurr, I., 2015, In : POS. 48, 2, p. 168-169

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Projects
Animation

Futile Labor

Zurr, I., Salter, C., Catts, O. & Ward, D., 2015

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

2014

Better Dead Than Dying

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2014

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual Products

Countering the Engineering Mindset: The Conflict of Art and Synthetic Biology

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2014, Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature. Ginsberg, A., Calvert, J., Schyfter, P., Elfick, A. & Endy, D. (eds.). United States of America: MIT Press, p. 27-37

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

8 Citations (Scopus)

Growing for different ends

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2014, In : International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 56, p. 20-29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering
Regenerative Medicine
Consumer products
Leather
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Unnatural Relations Between Artistic Research and Ethics Committees: An Artist's Perspective

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2014, Ethics and The Arts. Macneill, P. (ed.). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, p. 201-210

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2013
11 Citations (Scopus)

Disembodied Livestock: The Promise of a Semi-Living Utopia

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2013, In : Parallax. 19, 1, p. 101-113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Downloads (Pure)

In continuous State of Semi-Living: A Partial Survey of Contemporary Artists Working with Living Tissue

Zurr, I., 2013, Evolutionhautecouture: art and science in the post-biological age. Bulatov, D. (ed.). Kaliningrad Russia: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), p. 398-413

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

The Mechanism of Life-after Stephane Luduc, 2013

Catts, O., Zurr, I. & Van Sice, C., 2013

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual Products

3 Citations (Scopus)

The Vitality of Matter and the Instrumentalisation of Life

Catts, O., Zurr, I. & Castle, H. (ed.), 2013, In : Architectural Design. 83, 1, p. 70-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012

Crude Life - The Tissue Culture & Art Project

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2012, Not available. Warsaw: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Copernicus Science Centre, p. 93-151

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

Life as a Raw Material: Illusions of Control

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2012, In : Somatechnics. 2, 2, p. 250-262

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neolifism

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2012, Not available. Volume 4 ed. Maribor, Slovenia: Association for Culture and Education KIBLA, p. 20-24

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)
2011

En Què Consisteix La Biomatèria? La Vida Com a Matèria primera [Life as a Raw Material: How to Consider Bio-Matter?]

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2011, Matèria - Noves Fronteres De La Ciència, L'art I El Pensament [Materials – New Frontiers in Art and Thinking]. Maseip, C. (ed.). First ed. Barcelona: Ara Llibres [Now Books], p. 168-188

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Life as a Raw Material: How to Consider Bio-matter?

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2011, Touch Me Festival 2011: Zla/Upotreba energije/Energy Ab/Use. Bertek, T. & Jelaca, I. (eds.). First ed. Croatia: Kontejner, p. 322-341

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperOther chapter contribution

2010

Odd Neolifism

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2010

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual Products

The Illusions of control Radical Engineers and Reactionary Artists

Catts, O., Zurr, I. & Telhan, T. O. (ed.), 2010, In : Thresholds (Cambridge). NA, p. 26-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Semi-Living

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2010, Findings on Elasticity. Aardse, H. & Baalen, A. V. (eds.). Netherlands: Lars Muller, Vol. 2. p. 40-47

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2009

Transevolution - Examining Bioart

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2009

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

Transient Creatures Main Exhibition

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2009

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

2008
525 Downloads (Pure)

Growing semi-living art

Zurr, I., 2008, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
Art
Artist
Tissue Culture
Art Projects
Entity
2 Citations (Scopus)

Growing Semi-Living Structures: Concepts and Practices for the use of tissue technologies for non-medical purposes

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2008, Neoplasmatic Design (Architectural Design). Castles, H. (ed.). UK: John Wiley & Sons, Vol. October 2008. p. 30-35

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

267 Downloads (Pure)

The Ethics of Experiential Engagement with the Manipulation of Life

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2008, Tactical Biopolitics - Art, Activism, and Technoscience. Costa, B. D. & Philip, K. (eds.). USA: MIT Press, p. 125-142

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Open Access
File
2007

NoArk

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2007

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

155 Downloads (Pure)

Semi-Living Art

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2007, Signs Of Life - Bio Art and Beyond. Kac, E. (ed.). USA: MIT Press, p. 231-247

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Open Access
File

The Art of the Semi-Living and Partial Life: from Extra Ear to In-Vitro Meat

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2007, Ciência e Bioarte - Encruzilhadas e Desafios Éticos. Costa, P. F. D. (ed.). Portugal: Caleidoscópio, p. 37-57

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2006
7 Citations (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

The Tissue Culture and Art Project: The Semi-Living as Agents of Irony

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2006, Performance and Technology - Practices of Virtual Embodiment and Interactivity. Broadhurst, S. & Machon, J. (eds.). UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 153-168

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Open Access
File
2005

Big pigs, small wings : on genohype and artistic autonomy

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2005, In : Culture Machine. 7, 2005, p. online - approx 5-20pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

star
genetic research
Sports
autonomy
genetic test

L'art du semi-vivant et de la vie partielle : extra ear - 1/4 scale

Catts, O. & Zurr, I., 2005, Art et Biotechnologies. Poissant, L. & Daubner, E. (eds.). Quebec: Presses de lÚniversite du Quebec, p. 99 - 115

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2004

Complicating notions of life - semi-living entities

Zurr, I., 2004, BioMediale. Bulatov, D. (ed.). Russia: National Center for Contemporary Arts, p. 402-411

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

2003

Are the Semi-Living semi-good or semi-evil?

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2003, In : Technoetic Arts. 1, 1, p. 47-60

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue culture
Bacteria
Evil
Tissue Culture
Evolutionary

Disembodied Cuisine

Zurr, I., Catts, O. & Ben-Ary, G., 2003

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

Extra Ear 1/4 Scale

Zurr, I., Catts, O., Ben-Ary, G. & Stelarc, N. V., 2003

Research output: Non-traditional research outputExhibition

Food for Thoughts about the Future

Zurr, I. & Catts, O., 2003, In : Mesh. 16, p. 77-78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle