White blood cells pitted against each other in ‘Blood Wars’ @ Wired UK

Blood Wars is an art-science installation that will pit white blood cells from two different people against each other in a “tournament” that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system.

The piece — by artist Kathy High — forms part of a new experimental exhibition between research laboratory SymbioticA and Dublin’s Science Gallery, called Visceral. Visceral explores the boundaries between art and living systems, bringing together more than a decade of work developed through SymbioticA’s art-science residency programme at The University of Western Australia. The aim is to show the tension between art and science and the cultural, economic and ethical implications of biosciences today.

  • http://twitter.com/alxrg Alexandre R-G

    This is so neat! If it was a fairly easy process to extract white blood cells, I’d eat healthy all the time and battle it out against my friends.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ric.kolseth Ric Kolseth

    How barbaric! Don’t tell Michael Vick…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGMVAE5G33K7MTUM7TSLBZ7XVM Quinn

    Just an FYI…that photo is of glass vials filled with pig blood.