WORKS FROM THE GENESIS SERIES, 2001
Eduardo Kac, "Encryption Stones", Laseretched granite (diptych), 20" X 30" (50 X 75cm) each, 2001. The triadic configuration of the "Encryption Stones" critically reveals the intersemiotic operations that lie at the heart of our current understanding of life processes. Collection Richard Langdale (Columbus, OH).
Eduardo Kac, "Fossil Fold" #9, # 1, and # 12 (from the "Fossil Folds" series), Carved granite, 13 X 9 " (33 X 23 cm), 2001. Each piece in the series evokes a runic inscription, a system of protowriting that critically exposes the conflation of tropes of life and script in molecular biology. "Fossil Fold #9", Collection Sara Vance (Cincinnati, OH). "Fossil Fold #1", Collection Stanton Robins (Columbus, OH). "Fossil Fold #12", Progressive Art Collection (Cleveland, OH).More images from the "Fossil Fold" series.
Eduardo Kac, "Transcription Jewels", glass, purified Genesis DNA, gold, wood, approximately 2" (5cm) each, 2001. This work is comprised of actual Genesis DNA (inside the genie bottle) and a gold cast of the Genesis protein. By displaying the emblematic elements of the biotech revolution (the gene and the protein) as coveted valuables, this work makes an ironic commentary on the process of commodification of the most minute aspects of life.
Eduardo Kac, "The Book of Mutations", giclee prints 20 X 20" (50 X 50cm) each, 2001. The first and last images evoke the switching between white light and ultraviolet light that takes place in the Genesis installation, which is responsible for the bacterial mutation. The three prints in the center show mutations of the original biblical sentence employed in Genesis, displayed in spiral form against a black background. The color palette of these three prints matches the hues in the photographs, creating a visual transition between them. See larger images of "The Book of Mutations".
Eduardo Kac, "In our own image I", 2001, glass, wood, video, computer, LCD monitor, edition of 2, 12" x 12" x 10" (30.5 x 30.5 x 25 cm). The three photographs above show three moments in this constantly changing work. Collection Richard Langdale (Columbus, OH).
Eduardo Kac, "In our own image II", 2001, glass, wood, video, computer, LCD monitor, edition of 2, 12" x 12" x 10" (30.5 x 30.5 x 25 cm). The three photographs above show three moments in this constantly changing work. Collection Robert Chaney, Houston, Texas.
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