ASTRA lecture Series: Eduardo Kac | College of Arts

ASTRA lecture Series: Eduardo Kac

Posted on Sunday, September 5th, 2010

eduardo kac poster - telepresence and bio artTELEPRESENCE AND BIO ART

 Kac will give examples and further discuss his current transgenic art. Eduardo Kac is an internationally recognized artist that gained prominence at the beginning of the twenty-first century with his transgenic work "GFP Bunny" (2000), centered on a green-glowing bunny named Alba. Special emphasis will be given to Kac's most recent works, such as "Natural History of the Enigma," in which Kac created a plantimal, a new life form he calls "Edunia", a genetically-engineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and Petunia. "Natural History of the Enigma" received the 2009 Golden Nika Award, the most prestigious media arts award, given by the international festival Ars Electronica, from Linz, Austria.


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