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ONKOSHIRT
left: Onko-Shirt, 1998
ink on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
right: petri plate with culture medium and tissue fibroblasts

Fibroblasts taken from the artist's body were mixed with collagen. As soon as the cells began to form their own collagen, epidermal cells were added to the culture, after which thin dermal flakes began to grow, which again joined together to form artificial skins. The latter can be used, among other things, to be put on stretcher frames or to manufacture items of clothing. The goal of cultivating was five square metres of artifical skin, in order to produce a shirt and a piede of parchment for a painting.