Lynn Hershman Leeson: Antibodies
'The succinct catalog, produced when the piece was shown in her 2018 exhibition “Anti-Bodies” at the House of Electronic Arts in Basel, Switzerland, offers a clear précis of her thinking. This book is far more a reading experience than a looking experience. And it’s a read worth doing. At a time when so much new art feels so old, this work feels like the future, which is now' - New York Times
A fascinating book about Lynn Hershman Leeson's installation The Infinity Engine, modelled after a genetics laboratory
The artist demonstrates that the boundaries between natural and artificial life are dissolving at an increasingly rapid pace in the age of synthetic biology, and that today life itself can be artificially shaped. This includes DNA manipulation, artificial human organs manufactured via 3-D-bioprinting, antibody research, and use of DNA as a biological storage medium.
Leeson presents these achievements as works of art embedded in an inimitable aesthetic. Documenting these work cycles in photographs of the exhibition at the HeK Basel, this volume also contains numerous essays that offer both a scientific context and insight into this trailblazing media artist's oeuvre and her current focus on biotechnology.
One of the New York Times top Art Books of 2019.
Paperback: 120 pages | 82 illustrations
Date published: June 2019
- ISBN: 978-3775746113