Adam Zaretsky (US) iGMO_B/D THGP CBGC CRISPR SAG, The Orgy of Transgenic ReproTech CRISPR Baby Design as Medical Fetish

Performance, 2019

Transgenic Human Genome Project (THGP), the Creative Bank of Germline Constructs (CBGC) and the eros of a Bioinformatics Library for Artistic Traits are working to celebrate the launch of the Human Inherited Genetic Modification Orgiastic - Bioinfomatics Database (iGMO_B/D || Human).

Calling all Developmental Biologists, Human Embryo CRSPr researchers, bioinformatics software developer scientists, new media artists and interested citizens:
What do you think about the library of defect sex inserts for the human genome?
Through novel knowledge of bioinformatics and new reproductive technologies, we are producing sequences for future aesthetic niches. These Gene Collage Strategies are for making CRSPr Human Embryos or Transgenic Humans. The bioartistic possibilities of germline edited human are as nuanced as any of the world's art, poetry, music and other biodiversity. Come and explore the latest in tools, interfaces and applications for genetic collage of the human germline: bioinformatics software, methods of transgenesis, targeted vectors and aesthetic concepts. This is making new breeds of genetically modified mutant humans based on artistic practices, philosophy, consumer trends, aesthetics, antiaesthetics, libidinal drives and permutative dream work. The Transgenic Human Genome Project (THGP) publically discusses Literary/Code Experiments in Human Inherited Genetic Modification.

THGP’s Human Germline Construct Bank remixes Science, Ethics, and Rubber Stamps for GMO Transgenic Humans. Recognizing that germline genome-editing technology is likely to be used widely in the near future and that drastic transformation of the species or immediate changes in cultural norms are already underway, some social justice arguments focus on the effects of the technology’s being a shot in the dark. What could go wrong, forever? From Safe harbor USB3 inserts into the human genome to New mutant Surveillance through Sadian Ancestry Genomics (SAG).

The goal of these labs is to create an open-ended interface between life and the arts. To keep all expressive options dilated, the focus is not on the logic of the biologic. Instead, our cultural relationships to the world of life are exposed in their contradictory and slippery illogics. The interfaces between human society and the ecosphere are identified, rethought and collaged together to form signs of definitional breakdown. Consider the categories for whom should be treated to artistic xenophilia: Food, Nature, the Laboratory, Our Bodies and other non-humans. By defining where and how we interface with all lifeforms and by mixing these logics into art media instead of fact production, we arrive at unusual conceptual re-evaluations… towards a kinship with biodiversity and general life as complex for appreciation.
These labs also inspire discussion through informal studies of the methods for unlabeled uses of transgenesis. By not just discussing but by actuating or approximating future designer baby production, we engage in the ethics of genetic modification as well as show how to use lipofection, biolistics and electroporation to make genetically modified human clones. This is known either as transgenesis transfection, trans-gene infection, transformation, genetic modification or transgenic production. We unequivocally support germline modification for irresponsible human-only aestheticz (or human/non-human) enigmatic experimental time-based new media art populations in suburban containment centers.

The Creative Bank of Germline Constructs (CBGC) will result in a Bioinformatics Library for Artistic Traits - the Human Inherited Genetic Modification Orgiastic Bioinfomatics Database (iGMO_B/D || Human) as part of the The Transgenic Human Genome Project (THGP). For application we teach garage Methods of Transgenesis: Shoot, Shock and Lipofect now, with a therapeutic Hands On DIY Bioart Lipofection Massage Lab and optional gonad biolistic tattooing and quitalectical electroporation showdown.

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Adam Zaretsky (US)

Adam Zaretsky, Ph.D. teaches video, performance, video compositing, new media, art and technology, web/interactivity, digital audio, digital imaging, and contemporary theory. A former researcher at the MIT department of biology, for the past decade Zaretsky has been teaching an experimental bioart class called VivoArts at: San Francisco State University (SFSU), SymbioticA (UWA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of Leiden’s The Arts and Genomic Centre (TAGC), and with the Waag Society. 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. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs.

Contact: vastalschool@gmail.com