Article Biennial / New Eden: Biennial for electronic and unstable art

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Abstract

Curated by Hege Tapio and Nora Vaage, i/o lab, Stavanger, NO
My work in the exhibition: Semina Aeternitatis
Semina Aeternitatis is a three-tier project about manipulation and transmission of individual memories. The first part of the project consists of five one-hour-long performances. Sitting at a desk, I publicly interview one visitor at a time about a particular memory the visitor would like to keep forever. During the performance, I the memories onto a book and, at the end of the performances series, I transcodes this archive into a digital file. For the second part of the project, I will collaborate with a scientific laboratory to transcode the digital archive of memories into a DNA sequence and encode it onto the DNA of Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria using DNA data storage techniques. This particular kind of bacteria produces microbial cellulose, a biomaterial which I have been investigating for its strong resemblance to skin and other body tissues. In the third and final phase of the project, I will restage the archive of memories in a visual format: I will grow genetically-engineered bacteria to obtain microbial cellulose whose DNA will carry the archive of memories and create a series of 5 artworks made of cellulose contaminated with human memories
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStavanger
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventArticle Biennial / New Eden: Biennial for electronic and unstable art - Solvberget Galleri, Stavanger, Norway
Duration: 11 Aug 20162 Oct 2016
http://article.no/en/news/2016

Keywords

  • art
  • DNA data encoding
  • microbial cellulose
  • participative performance
  • Art and science

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