We make
a cookbook for viruses

Virophilia exhibition

9-6-18 17:00 - 10-6-18 18:00
puntWG, WG Plein t/o nr 80, 1054 DM Amsterdam

This exhibition is an introduction to Pei-Ying Lin's concept of 'virophilia': a love of viruses. The exhibition will utilise graphics and text in order to preview Lin's upcoming cookbook project. This cookbook, featuring recipes, futuristic food aesthetics, new (virus) farming/economy systems, gastronomy rituals and a toolkit for inventing, will be aiming to make readers look positively on viruses and their roles in our world.

After this, you will become a 'virophiliac'. Opening: Saturday 9 June 2018 — 17:00 till 19:00 hrs. puntWG is open in the weekend from 14.00 till 18.00 hrs. 

Also read the articles 'Cooking with viruses?' and 'The future of food and viruses'.

Currently an artist in residence with 3Package Deal with airWG, Waag, Mediamatic, and Vrije Universiteit, Pei-Ying Lin has been expanding her interests in bacteria, viruses and biology during her residency at airWG.

On the artist

Pei-Ying Lin is a bio-art designer and artist from Taiwan, who is spending nine months at AirWG, as part of the AFK Amsterdam Fund for the Arts programme for outstanding international talent. Her work focuses on combining science and human society through artistic methods, looking for common ground in different cultural perspectives shaping individual perceptions of the world. During her Amsterdam residency she is working on a project in collaboration with Mediamatic, Waag and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Pei-Ying received a Bachelor of Science from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and a Master of Arts at Royal College of Art, London. She is the founder of Taiwanese BioArt Community.

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