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DNA in a suitcase: border transmissions and hybrid bio-collaborations in BioHome: the Chromosome Knitting Project

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Taking the topic of Border Transmissions, we present a range of documentary footage

    from our collaborative project BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project, a performance

    installation that blurs the boundaries between home and laboratory, nature and

    biotechnologies, by placing live wet biology products in a biotech ‘display home’.

    A discussion of the theories and methodologies behind the work will include:

    • International and state border implications of biotechnology in art works.

    • There will be a discussion on the Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble) case of

    biological wire fraud, as well as cases of ‘border crossings’ with bio-products for

    the sake of art – frog cells in jocks, or DNA in suitcases!

    • We will explore branding/intellectual property considerations, including creating an

    international corporate branding style and sponsorship for BioHome, as well as

    getting sponsorship from international biotech companies and the ethics of biotech

    sponsorship. Crossing borders between forms: the hybridizing of sound, wet biology and

    performance.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Fargher, C. Anne . & Narushima, T. "DNA in a suitcase: border transmissions and hybrid bio-collaborations in BioHome: the Chromosome Knitting Project." ISEA 2008: The Fourteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art. Singapore: ISEA, 2008. 168-170.

Start Page


  • 168

End Page


  • 170

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.isea2008singapore.org/conference/conf_presenters.html

Abstract


  • Taking the topic of Border Transmissions, we present a range of documentary footage

    from our collaborative project BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project, a performance

    installation that blurs the boundaries between home and laboratory, nature and

    biotechnologies, by placing live wet biology products in a biotech ‘display home’.

    A discussion of the theories and methodologies behind the work will include:

    • International and state border implications of biotechnology in art works.

    • There will be a discussion on the Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble) case of

    biological wire fraud, as well as cases of ‘border crossings’ with bio-products for

    the sake of art – frog cells in jocks, or DNA in suitcases!

    • We will explore branding/intellectual property considerations, including creating an

    international corporate branding style and sponsorship for BioHome, as well as

    getting sponsorship from international biotech companies and the ethics of biotech

    sponsorship. Crossing borders between forms: the hybridizing of sound, wet biology and

    performance.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Fargher, C. Anne . & Narushima, T. "DNA in a suitcase: border transmissions and hybrid bio-collaborations in BioHome: the Chromosome Knitting Project." ISEA 2008: The Fourteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art. Singapore: ISEA, 2008. 168-170.

Start Page


  • 168

End Page


  • 170

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.isea2008singapore.org/conference/conf_presenters.html