Yoko Shimizu


A multi-part installation created from patterns and structures generated by slime mold, a single-cell organism that has been shown to possess the ability to solve complex problems. The artwork emerges from the ongoing research that raises the question: What is the minimum unit of creativity and intelligence? The work invites us to re-examine how we define and recognize creativity and intelligence in non-human life forms.

Materials: Myxomycetes, agar plates, lab equipment, laser cut paper, acrylic block prints
Year: 2022
Exhibition: BioBAT Art Space (2022-2023)

Image Credit: BioBAT Art Space, Yoko Shimizu