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Louise Mackenzie Publications

Artist and Researcher, PhD BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art

Staying in Touch: A Case Study of Artistic Research during the COVID-19 Lockdown. Co-authored text: edited transcript of short film produced as a speculative research project, in Artnodes No. 27, 1-12. Arts in the Time of Pandemic (2021)
Mackenzie, Louise; Šebjanič, Robertina; Żyniewicz, Karolina; Burr Raty, Isabel; Honorato, Dalila. 2021. In: Benítez, Laura; Berger, Erich (coord.) «Arts in the time of pandemic». Artnodes, no. 27: 1-12. UOC.  http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i27.375059

Microbial Sensing: Constructing Perception through Technological Layers. Essay in Special Section on Sound as Evidence in final edition of Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 30 (2020)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise. 2020. Microbial Sensing: Constructing Perception through Technological Layers, Leonardo Music Journal 2020 Vol. 30, 104-108 

Evolution of the Subject: Synthetic Biology in Fine Art Practice. PhD abstract selected for Special Section of Leonardo Journal, Top-Rated LABS Abstracts of 2019 (2020)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise. 2020. Evolution of the Subject: Synthetic Biology in Fine Art Practice, Leonardo Journal, Vol. 53, No. 5, Oct 2020

Zone of Inhibition: Relating to the Single Cell through Speculative Performance Practice. Text based on film script for short film, Zone of Inhibition, in which scientists, artists and writers speculate on the future lives of beings created during a genetics workshop, in PUBLIC #59 Interspecies Communication, edited by Patricia Olynyk and Meridith Tromble (2019)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise. 2019. “Zone of Inhibition: Relating to the Single Cell through Speculative Performance Practice.” PUBLIC  30 (59): 56–59. http://www.publicjournal.ca/59-interspecies-communication/

Working with Lively Material. Interview for Microbiologist Magazine on the making of experimental sonic sculpture, Deep Time Sisyphus (2019)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise. 2019. “Working with Lively Material.” Microbiologist 20 (2): 42–45. 

Evolution of the Subject – Synthetic Biology in Fine Art Practice. Essay on doctoral research project that performs synthetic biology as art practice, to think through the process of storing information within the DNA of living organisms. Presented at Transimage Conference, Edinburgh University, with Keynote Speakers Karen Barad, Jan Willem Tulp and Edward Colless (2018)
Citation: Conference, Transimage; Mackenzie, Louise (2018): Evolution of the Subject – Synthetic Biology in Fine Art Practice. figshare. Paper.

Wishful Thinking. Essay in Journal of Technoetic Arts, founded by Roy Ascott and presented at Taboo, Transgression and Transcendence in Art and Science Conference (2017)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise (2017) Wishful thinking. Technoetic Arts, 15 (2). pp. 181-193. ISSN 1477-965X

Alchemical Sensing: Creating an Embodied Experience of the Unseen Organism. Artist’s Talk given at Sonic Environments, Brisbane (2016)
Citation: Mackenzie, Louise, Thompson, Richard and Vickers, Paul (2016) Alchemical Sensing: Creating an Embodied Experience of the Unseen Organism.In: Sonic Environments — ACMC2016, Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association, 10-11 July, Brisbane, Australia.