The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.
08.12.2011, 18.00 Free entrance Nocturne Art Galleries, Antwerp
Art for Non-humans Lab, 2009
Transgenic Embryology Lab, 2009
Body Alterity Lab, 2009
(De)Mystified Bioinformatics Lab, 2009
Tissue Culture Sculpture Lab, 2009
Hybrid DNA Isolation Lab, 2009
Seed Bombing Lab, 2009
Towards a Public Practice of Intentional Genetic Modification (IGM)
Ecology and EcoArt, Ethology and Animals in Art, Embryology and Mutagenic Art, Gastronomy and Edible Art, Tissue Culture and Disembodies Flesh Art, Bioinformatics and DNA Literary Studies and Physiology and Body Art.
VASTAL, The VivoArts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd. was formed in 2009 in order to make hand-on biotechnology labs more accessible to the public and to teach do-it-yourself genetic engineering of the human germline.
Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner admixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Politically, Zaretsky focuses on legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods: Fecund Assisted Reproductive Technology and Transgenic Edification Architecture. Currently he is co-creating Mutate or Die with Tony Allard: a live cut-up, biolistically impinging on life through the creative misuse of a Helios gene gun loaded with DNA from the William S. Burroughs Microbiome Project (WSBMP.) He is also participating in the Waag Society's StudioLab, researching Solar Zebrafish - the research intends to produce chloroplast microinjected, genetically modified, photosynthetic plant-animal hybrids whom are then subjected to larval ethological personality studies. Zaretsky is the headmaster of VASTAL (The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.) and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Art Practice, Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer (I/EAR), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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