Why I use blood as a material | Basse Stittgen | TEDxVienna

It is essential for life, both medically and metaphorically, and still we are repulsed by it. Blood tells many stories, about life and death and a world in between, yet there are stories that remain untold: what happens with the blood of animals in the age of industrialized slaughter? And what kind of stigma has to be faced when carrying an infectious disease in your blood? This talk will ask those questions and explore the narratives that unfold once invisible blood becomes physical. The work of Basse Stittgen is positioned at the intersection of design, art and material research. It stems from a fascination for material, how it can be created, applied, used / re-used and questioned. This approach might lead to investigations into production cycles, or become a tool to unfold hidden narratives and potentials embedded in matter. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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