Visitors were able to view examples from a classic experiment in recombinant DNA bacteria; learn to streak petri dishes; practice basic vocabulary around adult and embryonic stem cell cloning; see yogurt-making as an example of kitchen-based cell culturing; and create “recombinant” paper collages from historic and contemporary scientific and alchemical imagery. Thus, visitors were exposed to different ways in which science is represented to the public, and got a taste of public knowledge production in action! The project’s goal was to familiarize visitors with the general processes and concepts of the recombinant stem cell biotechnology that underlies genetic engineering.
YOUGenics3, curated by Ryan Griffis, Betty Rymer Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, February 18, 2005, with Elena Jovanova and Liz Rosenfeld.
Soft Power. Art and Technologies in the Biopolitical Age, curated by Maria Ptqk, Amarika Project at Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. October 30, 2009.
This performance has been seen with our Cell Track installation in the background.