Mutations des avant-gardes : Entre art, politique et connaissance
2, 3, 4 et 5 octobre 2011

Eduardo Kac





Eduardo Kac is an internationally recognized artist that gained prominence at the beginning of the twenty-first century with his transgenic work "GFP Bunny" (2000), centered on the green-glowing bunny named Alba that he created through genetic engineering. His presentation will offer an overview of his trajectory, with emphasis on his most recent works. Among his many career highlights, Kac will

discuss his transgenic artwork "Natural History of the Enigma". The central work in the "Natural History of the Enigma" series is a plantimal, a new life form Kac created and that he calls "Edunia", a genetically-engineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and Petunia. The Edunia expresses Kac's DNA, taken from his blood, exclusively in the flower's red veins.