THE FUTURE OF INDETERMINACY

Datafication, Memory, Bio-Politics

KAC Edunia Sm 3
Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Joy Lengyel.
The central work in the Natural History of the Enigma series is a plantimal, a new life form Kac created called ‘Edunia’, a genetically engineered flower that is a hybrid of Kac and Petunia. The Edunia has red veins on light pink petals and a gene of Kac’s is expressed on every cell of its red veins. The gene was isolated and sequenced from Kac’s blood. The petal’s pink background, against which the red veins are seen, is evocative of his own pinkish-white skin tone. The result of this molecular manipulation is a bloom that creates the living image of human blood rushing through the veins of a flower. Developed between 2003 and 2008, and first exhibited from April 17 to June 21 2009 at the Weisman Art Museum, in Minneapolis, Natural History of the Enigma also encompasses a large-scale public sculpture, a print suite, photographs, and other works.
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  • Hasan Elahi
  • Harun Farocki
  • Ken Friedman
  • Masaki Fujihata
  • Snow Yunxue Fu
  • Ellie Ga
  • Yishay Garbasz
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Angelo Harrison
  • Camille Henrot
  • Lyn Hershman Leeson
  • Roger Hiorns
  • Thomas Hirschhorn
  • Tzu Nyen Ho
  • Cat Hope
  • Daniel C Howe
  • Tehching Hsieh
  • Marina Hulzenga
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  • Natalie Jeremijenko
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  • Jo Pollitt
  • Anna Ridler
  • Jon Satrom
  • Kuai Shen
  • Nina Sellars
  • Paul Sermon
  • Maja Smrekar
  • Stelarc
  • Thomas Thwaites
  • Troika
  • Adejoke Tugbiyele
  • Camille Utterback
  • Pablo Valbuena
  • Devon Ward
  • Tom White
  • Chris Woebken
  • Wrights & Sites
  • Iannis Xenakis
  • The Yes Men
  • Mushon Zer-Aviv
  • Ioanat Zurr
  • Bas Jan Ader
  • Memo Akten
  • Jane Alexander
  • Mark Amerika
  • Sadie Barnette
  • Æsa Björk
  • Zach Blas
  • Blast Theory
  • Mel Bochner
  • Andrej Boleslavský
  • George Brecht
  • John Cage
  • Cassils
  • Micha Cárdenas
  • Jon Cates
  • Oron Catts
  • Jake & Dinos Chapman
  • Yasuhiro Chida
  • Paolo Cirio
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Marcus Coates
  • Critical Zoologists
  • Debbie Ding
  • Hasan Elahi
  • Harun Farocki
  • Ken Friedman
  • Masaki Fujihata
  • Snow Yunxue Fu
  • Ellie Ga
  • Yishay Garbasz
  • Bjarni Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Angelo Harrison
  • Camille Henrot
  • Lyn Hershman Leeson
  • Roger Hiorns
  • Thomas Hirschhorn
  • Tzu Nyen Ho
  • Cat Hope
  • Daniel C Howe
  • Tehching Hsieh
  • Marina Hulzenga
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Natalie Jeremijenko
  • Mária Júdová
  • Eduardo Kac
  • Knowbotic Research
  • Alison Knowles
  • Teresa Margolles
  • Nancy Mauro-Flude
  • Rosa Menkman
  • Nathalie Miebach
  • Kent Monkman
  • Warren Neidich
  • Helen Nissenbaum
  • Roman Ondak
  • Yoko Ono
  • Mimi Ọnụọha
  • Damián Ortega
  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Jo Pollitt
  • Anna Ridler
  • Jon Satrom
  • Kuai Shen
  • Nina Sellars
  • Paul Sermon
  • Maja Smrekar
  • Stelarc
  • Thomas Thwaites
  • Troika
  • Adejoke Tugbiyele
  • Camille Utterback
  • Pablo Valbuena
  • Devon Ward
  • Tom White
  • Chris Woebken
  • Wrights & Sites
  • Iannis Xenakis
  • The Yes Men
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