Darramurragal and Gadigal Country
Dr Helen Pynor is a Sydney and London-based Artist and Researcher whose practice explores philosophically and experientially ambiguous zones, such as the life-death boundary. Her work is informed by in-depth residencies in scientific institutions, most recently The Francis Crick Institute, London and The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden. Since 2011 Pynor’s work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally including at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; FACT – Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool UK; and ISEA – International Symposium on Electronic Art. Pynor has received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica for her collaborative work ‘The Body is a Big Place’ exploring organ transplantation (2012) and national awards in Australia.
Pynor holds a PhD, a Bachelor of Visual Arts, (both from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney) and a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Hons) (Macquarie University).
Tooth Fairies For Adults: Reimagining Rituals For Our Tissues
Workshop with Helen Pynor
Experimenta Social (Distancing) #37:
Workshop Reflections ⟶ Tooth Fairies for Adults: Rituals for our Tissues
Written By Helen Pynor Tooth Fairies for Adults: Rituals for our Tissues was an Experimenta workshop I facilitated that explored the fate of our tissues once they leave our bodies, and how to create more respectful fates for these tissues. It took us into the new terrain of running a workshop online, in response to the […]
Experimenta Life Forms ⟶ In Development Interview: Helen Pynor and ‘Habitation’
In this interview we spoke to Helen Pynor about her multifaceted work ‘Habitation’, which challenges the animate-inanimate boundary in the body. Helen discusses her personal experience of surgery, the artists and academics whose ideas inform this ambitious artwork, the alchemical process of turning bone into china, and her upcoming residency with SymbioticA. Experimenta: What led […]