Tagny Duff


Founder/director Fluxmedia

Tagny Duff is an interdisciplinary media artist and scholar. Duff’s research and artistic practice explores the threshold of liveliness found in human and non-human agents. Works such as The Living Viral Tattoos ( 2008-ongoing) and The Cryobook Archives ( 2009-ongoing) explore the movement of synthetic viruses through mammalian tissue culture, visual media, and human memory. Recent exhibitions featuring these works include SO3 Art, biologie et (Al) chimie (2015)  at the Gardner curated by Jens Hauser, Toxicity (2014) at Video Pool curated by Jennifer Willet and Melentie Pandilovski. Published articles include “Mangling methods across performance research, biological arts and the life sciences” Research-Creation: Explorations. Media-N (2015)  and “Cryobook Archives”. Canadian Journal of Communication (2012). Duff is the founder and director of Fluxmedia Research-Creation Network and is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.