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Eduardo Kac

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Brazilian born and internationally acclaimed, Eduardo Kac (1962) and his Chicago-based practice seize on all mediums—not to mention the sciences of robotics, genetics, and telecommunications, just to name a few. In 2000, Kac made headlines when he commissioned the creation of a green fluorescent rabbit—as a household pet.

More than make visible the invisible, art needs to raise our awareness of what firmly remains beyond our visual reach but which, nonetheless, affects us directly.” —ars electronica. Eduardo Kacs, 1999. Transgenic Art

My interest is not religion per se. In these works, I reflect on ideologies that have contributed to creating the cultural fabric of contemporary Western societies. At the same time I demonstrate in these works how the border between the digital and the biological [is] as fragile as a cell membrane.” —Jeudy, Henri-Pierre, Eleanor Heartney, Steve Tomasula, Eduardo Kac, and an interview with the artist by Hugues Marchal. Natural History of the Enigma & Other Works (Marseille, France: Al Dante) 2009, 34.

Labels confine and restrict, while through art and writing I try to overcome established boundaries and create my own space of creativity and imagination. At the same time, if you create something for which there are no words, you have to coin your own terms. If they later become labels, it’s becomes more of a process of reception than creation.” —Jeudy, Henri-Pierre, Eleanor Heartney, Steve Tomasula, Eduardo Kac, and an interview with the artist by Hugues Marchal. Natural History of the Enigma & Other Works (Marseille, France: Al Dante) 2009, 29.

Eduardo Kac
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