Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio
art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo
Kac (pronounced "Katz") emerged in the early '90s with his radical works
combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration
of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject
positions in the post-digital world.
Eduardo Kac est internationalement reconnu pour ses installations interactives sur le Net et sa pratique en bio art. Dans les années 80, pionnier de l'art des télécommunications pré-Internet, Eduardo Kac est reconnu au début des années 90 avec ses oeuvres radicales dans le domaine de la téléprésence.
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The Eighth Day (2001) -- The Eighth Day is a transgenic artwork that investigates the new ecology of fluorescent creatures that is evolving worldwide. The Eighth Day was shown from October 25 to November 2, 2001 at the Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe. While fluorescent creatures are being developed in isolation in laboratories, seen collectively they form the nucleus of a new and emerging synthetic bioluminescent system. The piece brings together living transgenic life forms and a biological robot (biobot) in an environment enclosed under a clear 4 foot diameter Plexiglas dome, thus making visible what it would be like if these creatures would in fact coexist in the world at large. The Eighth Day presents an expansion of biodiversity beyond wildtype life forms. As a self-contained artificial ecological system it resonates with the words in the title, which add one day to the period of creation of the world as narrated in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. All of the transgenic creatures in The Eighth Day are created through the cloning of a gene that codes for the production of green fluorescent protein (GFP). As a result, all creatures express the gene through bioluminescence visible with the naked eye. The transgenic creatures in "The Eighth Day" are GFP plants, GFP amoebae, GFP fish, and GFPmice.
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