iEAR Presents! iGMO: Desire in the Transgenic Human Database Indulgent Reprogenetics and Body Design Issues


iEAR Presents! iGMO: Desire in the Transgenic Human Database Indulgent Reprogenetics and Body Design Issues

CBIS Auditorium

November 17, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zaretsky will also give a gonzo report on projects: CentiSperm, Oocyte Aesthetics, Human Design, and Mission Creep, Methods of Transgenesis: Electroporation, IOES (Interpersonal Orificial Economy Suit), VASTAL: The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics, Ltd., NADLinc and Tribe Building, mutaFelch - Methods of Transgenesis: Genegun (Biolistics), Errorarias, Transgenic and Differently Abled: Disability Studies for Genetically Modified Humans, FIST.SAVE.MOP.BAIT (Forced Interspecies Symbiosis Transgenic Solar Animal Vegetable Environmental Microinjection Organismic Personality Behavioral Audio Integrity Test), G®FRP: The GloFish® Freedom and Reconciliation Project, Solar Zebrafish - Methods of Transgenesis: Microinjection, Bolus of the Beyond: A Sociopolitical Reading of Metabolic Syndrome, BiPolar Flower, pFARM and Transgenic Pheasant Embryology.


Recent Publications:
OOPS: Object Oriented Psychopathia Sexualis, Gendering Methods of Transgenesis and the Material Vitalist Aesthetics of Bioart, Chapter 6, Object Oriented Ontology and Feminism, Edited by Katharine Behar, University of Minnesota Press, 2016
Axioms on Art and Gene Action: Pathways to Expression, Chapter 30, Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, Ed. Meredith Tromble and Charissa, 2016

Adam Zaretsky, RPI Art and Biology Ph.D. Alum, CEO NADLinc, is a Wet-Lab DIY-BIOart 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. Adam is currently faculty at Marist College Communications Department, Media Studies and Production.


The VivoArts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd. (VASTAL) public labs emulate the use of life as an artistic medium to analyze the aesthetics of transgenic technologies in both non-humans and humans alike. VASTAL arts production labs are also designed increase the range of public perception about issues pertaining to transgenic technology. This includes the analysis of the differences and similarities between ethical, legal, social and aesthetic attractions that draw distinctions and desires between human Intentional Genetic Modification of the Human Genome (IGM) kindred and non-human Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) offspring. iGMO interrogates Human Gene Editing as a form of technosexual fetish for objectivity and predictable repetition.


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