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Precious cells

10:00am-6:00pm daily from Wednesday 13 March until Wednesday 20 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Grand Arcade Centre , Unit 47 Close to Raspberry Pi shop LEVEL 2 Grand Arcade, CB2 3QD

The Precious Cells exhibition delves into the artistic, sociological and linguistic aspects of biological research using human tissues, including early human embryos.
There will be three artworks on display as part of the exhibition.

Precious Cells is a digital artwork by artist Anna Dumitriu. Dumitriu delves into the fascinating story of donated human embryos that are used in scientific research to understand how humans develop.

The Borked Brain is a video artwork created by artist David Blandy. Blandy explores consciousness, identity and technology after interacting with scientists and observing their visualisation of human neurons grown in a Petri dish.

Common Language is a book created by artist Mariana Wilde. The artist uses dos-à-dos binding to tell two stories simultaneously. It includes a narrative literature review of representations of human developmental biology in popular media during the 20th century, and also presents insights from interviews with current developmental biologists and members of the public focusing on the linguistics surrounding research using human tissues.

Everyone is welcome to visit us on Level 2 of the Grand Arcade to view the artworks and join in the conversation using the hashtag #PreciousCells.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Exhibition
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Health, Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: Anna Dumitriu

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