Tiffany Low :: Projects and Ideas








Design by Sequence

“The Tree of Life”
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Genetic Art Proposal

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Some of my links on the topic of genetic arts:


Reich, Steve. “Three Tales.” 14 Apr. 2003

I chose this website because Reich discusses many issues surrounding technological progress, genetic engineering. I had never previously heard of biotechnology associated with an opera, so this intrigued me. The human body is extremely limited. I would love to upgrade myself. Kevin Warwick


    Roca, Marcel. “ Antunez ROCA.” 1996. Leonardo.
I wasn’t sure if this exhibit was real or not, but I found it interesting as the artist stood on a platform, while “pneumatic mechanisms” deform his body, at the hands of the public. The photos of the exhibit appear gruesome as they depict a man with various wires and such attached to his head and body. It made me think of the GFP bunny and how such animals are used and eventually killed for the sake of art, and what if the same was to be performed on humans?

Ng, G. “Picnic Day 2000: Toxic Mutant Art Gallery.” 2000. UC Davis.
This site exhibits artwork designed by children and their interpretations of mutants. I think it’s interesting how mutations are so common (UV rays on our skin) but we automatically associate “mutant” as either a superhero or a villain. Most of the kid’s pictures depicted evil transgenic organisms that could kill instantly.


Crickshank, Douglas. “Sexy monkeys and mutant bunnies.” 30 September 2002.
Crickshank writes and article and links to the work of artist Laurie Hogin. I found her work to be fascinating as it includes paintings of transgenic or “mutant” animals and it predicts what future animal species will look like if deforestation and pollution continue to exist. Like Piccinini, her work examines the extreme effects of a cause, but its that absurdness that really gets one thinking about what might happen in the future.

“Hotwired: Pop Gallery.” 2003. Wired Digital Inc. 22 April 2003
This site displays the art of Taro Chiezo, who uses sculptures and paintings to create mutant animals. He comments in an article that he uses “cuteness” in his work, rather than the usual seriousness that accompanies art because it is so prevalent and important to society. I think he makes a strong statement by doing so because it makes his work all the more disturbing. One piece is of the body of a deer, minus the head, attached to a vacuum cleaner and I immediately associated a deer with Bambi (cute, furry) but then to see its head instead replaced with a machine left a haunting impression.