Gene Editing in Art: Technology Otherwise

  • Nora Vaage (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation / Performance / SpeechesTalk or presentation - at conferenceAcademic


Since 2012, new gene editing techniques have facilitated easier modification, insertion and removal of genes in whole living organisms, from bacteria to human beings. Artists have, in the ensuing few years, started engaging hands-on with these techniques, in works that employ gene editing otherwise than the applications envisioned and developed by scientists. These artworks may show the limitations of the technology, give it a backseat role, or question what is natural. Taking works by Anna Dumitriu, Günther Seyfried, Marta de Menezes, and BCL as a starting point, the paper discusses these other purposes for gene editing through the perspectives of phenomenology and care ethics.
Period14 Jun 2018
Event titleGreen: 12th Conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map