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Lyndsey Walsh is an American artist, writer, and researcher based in Berlin, DE. Lyndsey has a Bachelor’s in Individualized Studies from New York University and a Master’s in Biological Arts with Distinction from SymbioticA Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia. Lyndsey is enthralled by the ruptures in the corporeality of culture caused by technology. They are also fixated on the creatures that are born from these ruptures, as they embody both collective cultural fears and technologically mediated desires.

Lyndsey’s practice employs queer and intersectional feminist frameworks to question the tensions that can exist surrounding these creatures whose very existence resists cultural and anthropocentric binaries of human-non-human, diseased-healthy, and life-machine. Currently, Lyndsey is a visiting scholar and researcher with the Department of Experimental Biophysics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and they guest lecture at various institutions and universities. Their work has been exhibited globally and featured in art events and with institutions such as Frieze Art Week New York, the Humboldt Forum, the Ural Biennial, the Berlin Biennale, Transmediale/CTM, and more.
 

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Lyndsey is an American artist, designer, writer/editor, and lecturer based in Berlin, DE. Their work explores the instability surrounding the cultural and social aspects of disease, identity, the body, death, human and non-human relationships, and speculative narratives on the future. Currently, Lyndsey is a visiting scholar and the resident artist at theDepartment of Experimental Biophysics at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in collaboration with the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence, and they guest lecture at various institutions and universities. Lyndsey is also a contributing writer for CLOT Magazine.

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ART AND CREATIVE PROJECTS



01 Unbearable

 “Unbearable” is a series that attempts to queer so-called “reproductive” organs and, by embodying the words of the author Yuknavitch, free them from their services of breeding. “Unbearable” sets loose an unruly and technologically mediated imagination to explore how these organs could mutate and transform beyond reproductive narratives and the storie history has attached to them. Inspired by global issues concerning reproductive justice an their artist’s own queer identity, “Unbearable” hopes to reclaim biological materiality and reject biological determinism.

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2022-2024




02 FOWL ACTIONS AT A DISTANCE

“Fowl Actions at a Distance” explores the rural cosmos, revealing how “the future is a created concept”. Inspired by Xiaowei Wang’s book “Blockchain Chicken Farm”, the project aims to question cultural perceptions of the rural  as “backwards” landscapes. Using chickens as a starting place for unraveling the rural cosmos, “Fowl Actions at a Distance” focuses on how reality can be extended, transformed, and manipulated across scales, from rural and urban environments to quantumly entangled particles. 

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2023-2024







03 SELF CARE

Self-Care confronts the inheritance of bodily trauma and the impact of the medical gaze and medical surveillance on the so-called female body. Embedded in personal narrative and bodily exploration, the work seeks to question bodily identities associated with disease, gender, and care.

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2021-2022






04 LIVING WASTE

Living Waste sets out to legally declare a vitrine located at the Humboldt Forum’s Humboldt Labor as a genetic engineering facility to house the very much living “waste” that is leftover from genetic modification experiments using CRISPR cas-9 technologies and the culturing process of genetically modified organisms.

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2022-Ongoing





05 CRAWLERS

Crawlers is a feral creative collaboration between symbionts Lyndsey Walsh and Jess Cockerill.

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2020-Ongoing






06 LEAKY BODIES


How do bodily anxieties and the leaking body haunt us outside of the visual lens? How are qualities such embodied difference, horror, and disease perceived in the sensorial context of smell?


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2021-2022







07 I’M DADDY


I’m Daddy is a creative collective comprised of Bailey Keogh and Lyndsey Walsh that works to subvert power structures and question relationship dynamics through creative explorations in music and art.


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2022- Ongoing







08 THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECULATIVE BIOSECURITY AND BIOSURVEILLANCE

The Speculative Department of Biosecurity and Biosurveillance invites participants to take part in its fictional department procedures. Participants are embedded in the bureaucratic decision-making, problem solving, and speculation about future scenarios that society may face in light of emerging biothreats and biohazards.


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2021-2022





09 WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING TO DIE?

Embracing a feeling of unease about what will happen to us when we die, this workshop explores Mesoamerican narratives on death led by Laura Rodriguez combined with potential technoscientific interpretations led by Lyndsey Walsh as part of the HG/HL Makers Exchange Program. 


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2021






10 (R)EVOLUTION


(R)EVOLUTION is an artistic attempt to re-articulate the relationship between algae and humans’ visual perception using performance-based techniques involved in dance and game play.


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2019- Ongoing





11 RETURN OF THE TERATOMA


There’s something lurking in the shadows. It knows where you work. It knows where you live. It’s even gotten inside your house. Don’t close your eyes. Don’t look away. The Teratoma is back! Rising up from the oozing liquid of the Nutrient Medium, the monster mass of cells has been unleashed!


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2017-2018







12 THE HANGING DROP


The Hanging Drop is a tissue culture performance-experiment that aims to question the ways in which the micro-agencies of cellular bodies and the distortion of microscopic environments can impact the form-making abilities of living materials.


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2017-2018








13 HEADS WILL ROLL


Inspired by Rosalind Krauss and Yves Alain Bois’ four performative operations of the Volatile Taxonomy published in their book “Formless: A User’s Guide”, Heads Will Roll propooses a central thesis that this curatorial critique could be used artistically to re-write the narratives about taxonomical forms in evolutionary zoology.


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2016





14 SELECTION OF CREATIVE COMMISSIONS AND GRAPHICS PROJECTS

A variety of graphic design projects, creative commissions, illustrations, and other types of image making and graphics. 

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Various Years


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