Thursday, July 05, 2007

July 11: SEED salon: EDUARDO KAC

Wednesday July 11, 7 pm at the Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Donation: 5 Euro

SEED presents a rare opportunity for an informal conversation and discussion with Brazilian artist EDUARDO KAC (, one of the most famous and controversial of contemporary artists in the world working with the materials and tools of science and technology.

In 2000 Kac caused a media storm with GFP Bunny (pictured), a new life form consisting of a living green fluorescent rabbit. Another work, Genesis, involved encoding the beginning of the King James Version of the Bible into the DNA of bacteria and allowing Internet participants to mutate the scriptural text at a distance.

Kac was recently featured as himself in the science fiction novel NEXT written by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. In the 1980s and 1990s he was responsible for pioneering experiments in telepresence art, including his robotic parrot installation Rara Avis. New projects explore the convergence of the digital and biological, the cultural impact of biotechnology, and nanotech poetry. Kac's book Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond was published by the MIT Press in June of 2007.

As places at this event are limited please confirm your attendance by email to

This event is presented in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library and Science Gallery

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