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# Colorlab

From 2016 up until 2019 an initial research project is being conducted at the lab focusing on new ways of creating colours: The Color Biolab. 

The Color Biolab is a transdisciplinary research project approaching the color field from different perspectives: from sustainable production and application, to the use of color as a common language between art and science. Starting from traditional coloring, to living organisms or waste, this project aims to reflect about the possibilities of new coloring sources, and the implications involved. 

Most of the work has been developed in LABORATORIUM, the experimental lab for art/design and biotechnology at KASK. In LABORATORIUM microorganisms have been cultured, pigment extraction has been performed and applied as well as microbial visualization or chemical reactions.

Some of the results generated of this research have been exhibited and presented in national and international conferences and art spaces. Knowledge generated is transferred by workshops, presentations and a seminar, in and out of the art academy. 

This project is led by María Boto together with Kristel Peters and explores different approaches to the production and application of living, sustainable and/or open colors at KASK / School of Arts of University College Ghent.

"The Color Biolab" project is funded by the Arts Research Fund of University College Ghent.