Tue., July 18, 19:00 –

Noémie Soula - Becoming Futakuchi-Onna: myths, storytelling and science


Tue., July 18,




BioClub Tokyo, FabCafe MTRL 2F



During this talk, Noémie will present her current artistic and ongoing research at ARCUS as well as recent projects such as Mythical Living Data (2022). She will particularly discuss the connection between myths, science and storytelling and its power to engage larger and non-specialist audiences in scientific knowledge, bioethics and biopolitics.

About Noémie Soula

Noémie Soula is an artist and researcher using storytelling and craft as creative tools to explore biotechnologies, genetics, and the relationship between human and non-human. Playing with the visceral and the liminality between reality and fiction, the created artworks, physical or digital, act as a wake-up call, an uncanny event stimulating the audience’s imagination.
During her residency programme at ARCUS, Moriya, IBARAKI, she will develop a body of research for the project "Becoming Futakuchi-Onna" exploring connections between this traditional Japanese folktale and our contemporary society. It aims to encourage bio-activism and women to access STEAM careers. This research is funded by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Lab4Living.
She was the selected artist to receive The Da Vinci Labs’ LEONARDO REBOOTED grant in the Synthetic Biology category to create her last project Mythical Living Data (2022) exhibited as a solo show in the Moore St. Electrical Substation as part of No Bounds Festival (2022, Sheffield). Recent exhibitions and artist talks include Epidermotopia (2021, Paris), NEW NOW Festival (2021, Essen), and Giudecca Art District (2020, Venice).