Interview with Adam Zaretsky

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Photo: Miha Fras, performance document, mutaFelch, Kapelica Gallery, Ljublian, Slovenia, EU, 2014
mutaFelch: https://archive.org/details/MutaFelch/FINzaretsky_mutaFelch_Vimeosize2.mp4

 

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). 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. Dubbed the Lenny Bruce of Bioart, Adam is known for his outspoken verbiage and acts of uncommon quandary.

Transgenic Humans as Bioart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgRkqh2DFLY
On the Role of Artists in the Human Germline: https://vimeo.com/73838256
Superplants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LrJ2UBxM6E

 

FiveWordsForTheFuture - Aug 18, 2019 | Aesthetic, Body, Genetic engineering, Life, Video
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