GFP Bunny

Eduardo Kac
Source: Eduardo Kac

Eduardo Kac

GFP Bunny ,
Co-workers & Funding
Louis-Marie Houdebine and Patrick Prunet - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-INRA (National Institute of Agronomic Research)
Louis Bec - zoosystemician
  • Kac with Alba
    300 × 461
  • Green Alba
    432 × 357
As a transgenic artist, I am not interested in the creation of genetic objects, but on the invention of transgenic social subjects. In other words, what is important is the completely integrated process of creating the bunny, bringing her to society at large, and providing her with a loving, caring, and nurturing environment in which she can grow safe and healthy. This integrated process is important because it places genetic engineering in a social context in which the relationship between the private and the public spheres are negotiated.
-Eduardo Kac
  • aesthetics
    • contextual
    • experimental
    • remixed
  • genres
    • bioart
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • poetry
    • Nature and Environment
Technology & Material
GFP Bunny' comprises the creation of a green fluorescent rabbit, the public dialogue generated by the project, and the social integration of the rabbit. GFP stands for green fluorescent protein. Alba the bunny was created with EGFP, an enhanced version (i.e., a synthetic mutation) of the original wild-type green fluorescent gene found in the jellyfish Aequorea Victoria.
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