Artist: Lara Tabet
Medium: bacteria on celluloid, scanned and UV printed on Aludibond, ed of 5
Dimensions: 39 2/5 × 49 1/5 in | 100 × 125 cm
Born in Lebanon, Lara Tabet is a practicing medical doctor and visual artist. Her work at the intersection of photography, biology and the environment is rooted in research and experimentation. She is particularly interested in the interaction between the photographic material and the biological element while questioning the porous boundaries between digital grammar and its argentic counterpoint. She uses old photographic techniques as well as new technologies of imagery and synthetic biology to explore this impulse to classify the living and the tension between the bio-political and the bio-poetic.