Currently, an artist in resident with 3Package Deal with AirWG, Waag Society, Mediamatic, and Vrije Universiteit, Pei-Ying Lin has been expanding her interests in bacteria, viruses and biology during her residency at airWG.
This exhibition is an introduction to 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'.
About 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, De Waag & University of Amsterdam.