I wish I could attend! The below is a repost from the event site:
Evening of SymbioticA, May 19 — DEAF: EVENING OF SYMBIOTICA, MAY 19
ArtMeatfFlesh: tissue engineering for art and nutrition meat is a peculiar thing; lab grown meat is even stranger; artistic lab grown meat is the weirdest of them all ... The evening will get fleshy on meat and will map the meat landscape of in vitro spam. SymbioticA director Oron Catts, the first person to co-grow and co-eat in vitro meat, will host some of the more eccentric figures in the eat-lab-meat debate and might even serve a portion of a meat-like substance.
SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department. The center at the University of Western Australia in Perth offers a new means of artistic inquiry, in which artists actively use the tools and technologies of science not just to comment about them but also to explore their possibilities.