“Victimless Leather (2004)” by Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr

  • ©, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Victimless Leather (2004)


    Victimless Leather (2004)

Artist(s) and People Involved:



Artist Statement:

    Victimless Leather is grown from immortalised cell lines, cultured to form a living layer of tissue supported by a biodegradable polymer matrix in the form of a miniature stitch-less coat. It’s grown inside a custom made perfusion chamber (inspired by the organ perfusion pump originally designed by Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh). It is has automatic system which drips nutrients into the polymers and feeds the cells. The Victimless Leather project presents an ambiguous view of technological price our society needs to pay for achieving ‘a victimless utopia’.  tcaproject.org/vl
    Scientific consultant: Professor Arunasalam Dharmarajan  staffportal.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/A.Dharmarajan