SELIN BALCI

My work is classified as bio-art, a new direction in contemporary art that employs living organisms. The marriage of my formal science and art education let me exploit this relatively new practice.

I use live microscopic mold that leaves physical inscriptions by direct contact on the surface of the paper, which creates a living platform. This artificially constructed platform serves not only as a vivarium for mold, but also a living studio in which unseen life forms emerge. Simultaneously natural and artificial, this platform provides a stage on which I act as creator and curator. Merging traditional mediums with highly patterned and colored mold, I create lushly visual and interactive biological landscapes.