LaΒ. Bio-Conceptual Creations

Vasia Hatzi stands between two different worlds: Science and Art. With a BSc in Genetics and a PhD in Cytogenetics, she is continuously exploring the cellular world and investigates the mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Ιn 2012, Vasia created LaΒ., a hybrid world of Science and Art, as a child with two equally developed brain hemispheres. In the world of LaB., typical biological structures are transformed into unique bio-conceptual creations. Basic functions of life return to their primitive form. All equally combined, they embody the charm of a balanced and magnificent microcosm. In the world of LaΒ., Intelligence is the new Beauty.

Ιn 2012, Vasia Hatzi created LaB., a hybrid world of Science and Art, as a child with two equally developed brain hemispheres. Combining her knowledge from the field of Cytogenetics with imagination, brings the basic elements of life outside laboratory aiming to communicate her science through a different path.

In the world of LaB., typical biological structures are transformed into unique bio-conceptual creations. Basic functions of life return to their primitive form: Matter, Genesis, Energy, Movement, Senses; all equally combined, they embody the charm of a balanced and magnificent microcosm.

This newborn microcosm, unlike the real one, is ready to accept hybrid creations and creatures with scientific structure, beauty charm and bio-conceptual symbolism. Wearable Science is a way to embrace our Intelligence and to evolve the meaning of beauty.

In the world of LaΒ., Intelligence is the new Beauty.

Nucleus / Control ©Vasia Hatzi
Microtubules / Motion ©Vasia Hatzi
Cells / Frontier ©Vasia Hatzi
Cell / Matter ©Vasia Hatzi
Belladonna / Beauty ©Vasia Hatzi
Erythrocytes / Respiration ©Vasia Hatzi

Description of the RED images

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Nucleosomes (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the LaB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility.

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DNA Scaffold -Extended- (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the LaB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility.

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DNA Scaffold -Condensed- (Necklace). Chromatin (from Greek khrōma, which means ”color”). Chromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the cell nucleus content. DNA molecule is a 2.5m long molecule that fits in the cell nucleus of only 5μm in diametre. To fit inside the tiny cell nucleus, DNA helix undergoes several levels of packaging. At the primary level of DNA packaging the DNA double helix wraps around proteins (histones) forming nucleosomes; the “beads on a string” structure. Multiple histones wrap into a 30 nm fibre consisting of nucleosome arrays in their most compact form. Further chromatin packaging leads to the formation of Scaffold and finally to the formation of chromosome. A human cell nucleus contains 46 chromosomes. The packaging of DNA reflects the highly dynamic structure of the molecule and in the LaB. world it is used as a metaphor for Flexibility.

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Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae Exhibition, St. Louis University USA

Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae Exhibition, St. Louis University USA

Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae exhibition, Emory University of Atlanta, USA

Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae exhibition, Emory University of Atlanta, USA

Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae exhibition Emory University of Atlanta USA

Vasia Hatzi: LaB. Fabrica Vitae exhibition Emory University of Atlanta USA

 

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