Biological Arts Theatre (BAT) is a practice-based research network that aims to bring art practitioners and non-art practitioners (esp. scientists, engineers, etc) to be engaged in creating new meaning to contemporary art practice. One of the objectives of BAT is to investigate the traditional meaning of Asian Aesthetics by re-interpreting Asian mythology through the Life Sciences.
With the support of National Art Council’s “Arts Creation Fund 2011”, BAT was able to develop the project titled Infinite Saree . This project emerged out of research-based workshops in three phases . The first phase was the five-day Bio-Art Workshop which was conducted at the PSB Academy in January 2011. The second phase was the Bio- Art and 3D Workshop which was conducted at the Raffles Institution in April 2011. The final phase was the Bio-Art and 3D Workshop (Hands On) at Bhaskar’s Arts Academy in September 2011. The workshops resulted in the creation of the unique DNA Carnatic and DNA Saree.
The main collaborators for this project were Dr.S.Chandrasekaran, Artistic Director (Visual), Santha Bhaskar Artistic Director, (Movement), Gary Cass(Scientific Director), and Madhura Nayak (Guest Artist).