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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Living Waste sets out to legally declare a vitrine 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. This facility is currently believed to be the first genetic engineering facility in a cultural institution in Germany. 

The algae species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is of particular interest for genetic engineering to create many different desired biological products, including biofuel and pharmaceuticals. However, the laws governing genetic modifications in Germany come with special considerations and regulations.

“Living Waste” aims to reveal the systems of German bureaucracies that are entangled and entrap the bodies of these algae and ask questions about what happens when life as a living material and genetically modified bioproduct is discarded as “waste”.

“Living Waste” is featured in the exhibition “Nach der Natur” (After Nature) until 2024.

Living Waste has been commissioned by the Humboldt Labor at the Humboldt Forum with the support of the UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence

“Living Waste” has been made in collaboration with the Department of Experimental Biophysics research group led by Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and UniSysCat Cluster of Excellence in scientific collaboration and consultation with Prof. Dr. Peter Hegemann, Enrico Schiewer, Dr. Johannes Oppermann, Dr. Yousef Yari Kamrani, Dr. Olga Baidukova, Dr. Matthias Broser, and Darius Rauch.

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