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Imagery in the 21st Century$
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Oliver Grau

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015721

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.001.0001

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Bio Art: From Genesis to Natural History of the Enigma

Bio Art: From Genesis to Natural History of the Enigma

(p.57) 4 Bio Art: From Genesis to Natural History of the Enigma
Imagery in the 21st Century

Eduardo Kac

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on the efforts of the author of bio art and transgenic art; he compares the advancements of biotechnology with the popularization of computers. It further discusses the author’s important transgenic artworks and briefly explains the evolution of bio art. Genesis, GFP Bunny, The Eighth Day, Move 36, and Specimen of Secrecy about Marvelous Discoveries are the various artworks among the author’s discussion in the field of genetic engineering technology. The relationship between the above-mentioned biotopes and artistic works cover the later parts of the chapter, which concludes with an analysis of The Human Genome Project and Natural History of the Enigma concepts.

Keywords:   bio art, transgenic artworks, biotechnology, genetic engineering technology, Human Genome Project

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