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Experiments in Do It Yourself New Reproductive Technologies – a small retrospective of Biohacking works

Vernissage: 25. Mai 2021, 18 Uhr

Finissage: 11. Juli 2021

[Vanessa Lorenzo: Mari Mutare +++ cancelled for travel reasons, apologies]

How to hack biolistics, electroporation, microinjection along with lipofection and zinc finger protein therapy.

Methods of Transgenesis: Shoot, Shock and Inject, now with Massage Lotion and Rhizome TransGene InFection too!
Experiments in Do It Yourself New Reproductive Technologies – a retrospective
Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs based on topics such as: foreign species invasion (pure/impure), radical food science (edible/inedible), jazz bioinformatics (code/flesh), tissue culture (undead/semi-alive), transgenic design issues (traits/desires), interactive ethology (person/machine/non-human) and physiology (performance/stress). He practices DIY-IGM (Do-It-Yourself Inhereted Genetic Modification of the Human Genome). His art practice focuses on an array of legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods with a focus on transgenic humans.

Workshop: 2. Juni, 16 – 20 Uhr: Hybrid DNA Isolation Lab: plants, mushrooms, humans, others – let’s mix it all up!

Adam Zaretsky leads a hands-on lab entitled: ‘How to Extract DNA from Anything Living in the Laboratory or in your Kitchen: A Compare and Contrast Laboratory and Hobbyist Workshop’. It will include a bio-political discussion on the difference between food and biotech sampling, with a risk assessment of intentional release ‘utilisation’ of Hybrid DNA.

The goal of this lab is to create an open-ended interface between life and the arts. To keep all expressive options dilated, the focus is not on the logic of the biologic. Instead, our cultural relationships to the world of life are exposed in their contradictory and slippery illogics. The interfaces between human society and the ecosphere are identified, rethought and collaged together to form signs of definitional breakdown. Consider the categories for whom should be treated to artistic xenophilia: Food, Nature, the Laboratory, Our Bodies and other non-humans. By defining where and how we interface with all lifeforms and by mixing these logics into art media instead of fact production, we arrive at unusual conceptual re-evaluations… towards a kinship with biodiversity and general life as complex for appreciation.

Afterwards: hybrid cocktails lab courtesy of symbiont

https://www.labocine.com/films/diy-embryology


*Methods of Transgenesis: Shoot, Shock and Inject, now with Massage Lotion and Rhizome TransGene InFection too!
Experiments in Do It Yourself New Reproductive Technologies – eine Retrospektive
Adam Zaretsky vermischt als Wet-Lab Künstler Ökologie, Biotechnologie, nicht-menschliche Beziehungen, Performance und Gastronomie. Zaretsky inszeniert lebendige, praktische Biokunstlabore zu Themen wie: Invasion fremder Spezies (rein/unrein), radikale Lebensmittelwissenschaft (essbar/essbar), Jazz-Bioinformatik (Code/Fleisch), Gewebekultur (untot/semi-lebendig), transgenes Design. Er praktiziert DIY-IGM (Do-It-Yourself Inhereted Genetic Modification of the Human Genome). Seine künstlerische Praxis dreht sich um eine Reihe rechtlicher, ethischer, sozialer und libidinöser Fragestellungen im Zusammenhang mit biotechnologischen Materialien und Methoden mit einem Schwerpunkt auf transgenen Menschen.