[5’ GGT 3’]| Research project that constitutes a series of experimental artefacts that speculate the act of renaming genetics as literature by implementing linguistic rules and computational arts to living organisms. This set of in-vitro inspired fictions focus on the ‘otherness’ of the microbiome that constitutes us; becoming a subversive seed for new [biotech] futures. | [5’ Sculptural artefacts 3’] are physical [visual] sculptures that embody the idea of making visible what is invisible. Cell division, cell transformations and decay as an exploration of living organism cycles and synthetic transformations [linguistic speculations] | Escherichia coli – Aichi Virus, Python 3 | Acrylic, Thermal paper, Arduino.
|Aichi virus love poem to the host|
|Host: Escherichia coli | Text per cell|
| Colony growth with DNA [poem] transformation | Text per cell |
| Cell division, Aichi virus RNA | Poem embeded into the RNA sequence|
|Aichi virus [RNA] complete genome |Coiled|
“The word is now a virus. The flu virus may have once been a healthy lung cell. It is now a parasitic organism that invades and damages the central nervous system. Modern man has lost the option of silence (..) serving no internal function other than to replicate itself” | William. S. Burroughs
Codons – DNA chemical structure | Double helix poem based on William S. Burroughs* quote “the word is now a virus”
“Artifacts may emerge from experiments in science, the “artefact” is an outlying bit of data-an erroneous often a human-induced thing that can be ignored, like the distortion caused by the curvature of a lens. Conversely, for the artist or designer, the artefact is the focus of our intention: We are actively making things”. Synthetic Aesthetics. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistair Elfick and Drew Endy. The MIT Press.
Genetically Generated Texts [5’ GGT 3’] has three well-defined threads: The first follows biological dogmas to create proteins and creates a similar language-based structure using python 3. The second creates experimental artefacts [visual sculptures] that speculate the effects of linguistic rules on living organisms and explore the possible aesthetics behind such a symbiotic relationship. The third takes place in the laboratory; where the original text-based fiction goes through experimental rounds, where it is encoded synthetically, embedded in-vitro and sequenced again to confirm the text.
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