What’s so Sexy with the Biological?

Français [French]

Meta-Life art

Adam Zaretsky is an artist and professor in Media Arts at Marist College (NY, USA) who develops a practice that integrates the fields of Ecology, Biotechnology, Performance and Gastronomy. Drawing upon the questions raised by one of his texts on transgenic art, the podcast addresses several issues such as the bioethics of new technology, that of genetic modification, the public understanding of science or even the appeal for biology in contemporary art. Is science making better performance than art? How far ranging human gene editing can get us to? What is so sexy with the biological today?