Sunday, 9 May 2010

+ Transgenic Art/ Eduardo Kac

...More than make visible the invisible, art needs to raise our awareness of what firmly remains beyond our visual reach but which, nonetheless, affects us directly...(
The Eighth Day
Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Fluorescent Dictyostelium
Eduardo Kac makes transgenic art. In his world, rabbits, fish, plants and mice glow in the dark – not because they are virtual or digital but because they are genetically engineered to do so. These synthetically luminescent life forms share their environment with a biobot, a robot whose actions are controlled by a colony of amoeba acting as its brain.

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