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Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

ArtSci: Interdisciplinary Projects Leveraging Arts and Sciences

Cancer Garden creation described in ‘Leonardo’

A paper describing the background to the creation of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the cancer cactus garden at Arizona State University, has appeared in the arts/science journal, Leonardo.  Read about the unique collaboration between of the landscape architect, the...

Another Big Win for Artwork

Another Big Win for Artwork

‘In Search of Chemozoa’ has received the Best Film 2021 Award @SigmaXiSociety STEM Art and Film Festival. Sigma Xi is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world.  Congratulations to Vicky Isley and Paul Smith aka boredomresearch!  This win...

In Search of Chemozoa – free exhibition

This wonderful artwork will be screened between Nov 7th 2021 until January 2022 at the  Sigma Xi STEM Art and Film Festival, taking place online during their annual conference.  Registration to attend the STEM Art and Film festival is free.  Further details about the...

Chemozoa wins Europe Film Festival Award!

Chemozoa wins Europe Film Festival Award!

Congratulations to Vicky Isley and Paul Smith aka boredomresearch.  Their ACE sponsored creation, Chemozoa was judged Best Short Experimental film at the Europe Film Festival in London, UK this summer. Wonderful news!  

In Search of Chemozoa – a smorgasbord of resources!

In Search of Chemozoa – a smorgasbord of resources!

Watch the wonderful on-line exhibition of In Search of Chemozoa by artists, boredomresearch.  The work is based on some of the cancer research of ACE. The 3D version is now touring the world and participating in international competitions. Learn the technical tricks...

Last chance to view (in Arizona) ACE’s stunning art exhibition

Last chance to view (in Arizona) ACE’s stunning art exhibition

In Search of Chemozoa, is an art video installation featuring a beautiful fictional protozoa that evolves and struggles as it navigates its river in search of a safe haven. See it in Restless Balance, an exhibition by award-winning British art duo Vicky Isley and Paul...

Cacti Garden

Cacti Garden

”Endless Forms Most Beautiful” is a cactus garden installed on the grounds of the ASU campus. “Genetic mutations can create new and sometimes beautiful forms of life, like the crested cacti featured in this garden. Cells in these crested cacti get mutations during...

Remembrance Tree

Remembrance Tree

“Remembrance Tree” is a social practice art experience where visitors can write the names of people they know who have been impacted by cancer and add them to Endless Forms Most Beautiful, our somatically mutated cactus garden. These metal plant identification tags...

Capturing Cancer with Music

Capturing Cancer with Music

This is an application, called Hyena, for hearing how cancer (and cancer therapy) works. While there is an overwhelming complexity in the science and medicine of cancer, the essence of the disease can be heard and understood when it is translated into music. Here you...

In Search of Chemozoa

In Search of Chemozoa

“In Search of Chemozoa” is a multichannel video installation, commissioned and funded by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, presenting an imaginary in silico model organism called Chemozoa. Created by British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, known as...