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