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Eduardo Kac «The Eight Day»
Eduardo Kac, «The Eight Day», 2000
Photography | © Eduardo Kac


 Eduardo Kac
«The Eight Day»

«The Eighth Day» is a transgenic artwork that investigates the new ecology of fluorescent creatures that is evolving worldwide. I developed this work between 2000 and 2001 at the Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe. While fluorescent creatures are being developed in isolation in laboratories, seen collectively they form the nucleus of a new and emerging synthetic bioluminescent system. The piece brings together living transgenic life forms and a biological robot (biobot) in an environment housed under a clear 4 foot diameter Plexiglas dome, thus making visible what it would be like if these creatures would in fact coexist in the world at large.

(Source: Eduardo Kac,