After winning the Bio Art & Design Award 2016, Lilian van Daal and Roos Meerman are now proud to present the first results of the research project ‘Dynamorphosis’. Developed in close collaboration with Renee van Amerongen of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, the duo recently presented the results of a years work at MU Artspace in Eindhoven. The project merges the invisible biological process of the body with 3D printing technique, mimicking the bodies ability to self assemble, transfer substances and maintain equilibrium. The resulting objects illuminate the hidden beauty of biological processes in lungs, intestines and breast tissue.
In the design as well as the science realm, 3D printing is by now familiar territory. Lilian and Roos challenged themselves to test the limits of this technology to enable innovation. With Dynamorphosis, they developed and used novel materials and strategies to push 3D printing technology to the next level. By collaborating with the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences through the Bio Art & Design Award, the duo was able to gain enough knowledge to realize their ideas, combining nature's ways with their technical skills. The final objects do not only reveal the hidden beauty of biology, but also technical innovation and can be seen as the ultimate example of joined forces between science and art.