Two Cells Enter! One Cell Leaves! Blood Wars!

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Two Cells Enter! One Cell Leaves! Blood Wars!

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.

6 thoughts on “Two Cells Enter! One Cell Leaves! Blood Wars!

  1. Alexandre R-G says:

    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.

  2. Ric Kolseth says:

    How barbaric! Don’t tell Michael Vick…

  3. Quinn says:

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

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