World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts

World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts
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GLOBAL AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO HUMANS AS TRANSGENIC BIOART

To my world famous and favorite Bioartists, GynoPunks, DIY BioHack Creatives, ArtSci Theorists and New Reproductive Technology Specialists and Interested Public Commentators:

I am looking to hold a world congress for Bioartists, Bioethicists, Biopolitical Theorists and anyone with Responses to Lulu and Nana – The first officially genetically edited mutant human kids on planet.

This is a call to respond to the concept of Humans as Transgenic Art. This Congress is Global, open ended in time and space and include membership in BEAK (the Bioart Ethical Advisory Commission).

If you are receiving this post, this is also a call to see if you are coming to TTT2020 and would be interested being a part of an inner and an outer World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts in Vienna in Nov.? Let me know if you are interested in being a part of this! Of course, everyone from TTT is invited to join.

If you can’t make it to TTT, let me know if you want to form some questions, be sent the final questions and possibly have your answers added to the future publication and generally be a part of the Congress.

I am also looking for grants to fund both TTT and this artistic aside as well as people interested in co-organizing! And, if you know Vienna, please tell me of any large underground bunker bars fit for a mess hall of 150 people and run by the Rosicrucians or the House of Hapsburg or the Legion of Rogue Scientologists or the Discordians… yet still for rent.

This is from Adam Zaretsky and written with my brain.
Email me at vastalschool@gmail.com

Sending love and rockets to the fringed and layered cake of BioTweakerz


More details about the Germline Lulu Nana DIY Baby Tech Q&A:

World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts

GLOBAL AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO HUMANS AS TRANSGENIC BIOART

I would like to hear your questions and responses to some of the cutting edge questions about the technical, ethical, aesthetic and sexual economies of DIY transgenic human productions as Bioart. The major focus is on what kind of knock-in mutant humans can be made and how to reproduce these GMO children as art with what form of ethics and/or aesthetics?

Are transgenic babies like Lulu and Nana just art projects, for instance are they children created as conceptual, kinetic sculptures as well as time-based new media projects? This might include issues of responsible parenting of art.babies or how the family model relates to the business model of the clinic. For instance, selling art.babies by the bushel to techno clients wanting an artistic range to their next of kin. Are germline genetically modified children just tragic Bioart meets actionist styled live/body/performance art happenings?

What can we share with them about the feeling of existence, as living subjects in the global, mortal, temporary, human sort of form. If artists were to make transgenic babies as one-off or multiple original limited editions, what protocols should we adopt to spin the: suffering, death, mate choice, level of independence and that added feeling of planned obsolescence? How can GMOtechnoBreeding of Novel Humans through DIY Reproductive Arts coincide with our feminist agendas, our queer propulsions, our interest in fair trade sourced ovum and wombs, and any wise stance against overpopulation?

It is not without wonder that we should consider the artistic range of mutagenic style (transgenTrends) and intuit some of the wild imaginings that creative thought will bring to fruition in our posthuman/transhuman/transgenic human anatomical and metabolic futures. Which way does your wonder wend? Finally, the myriad ways to achieve do-it-yourself transgenic babies needs a good group hack. I am envisioning the cheapest, ad-hoc, garage, home-brewed, altered baby protocol our hive mind can develop.

Please send me more questions you might have to ask a congress of your peers in this vein and if you like, I will include you in a mad seeking of answers session that might become a publication or podcast or something.

See my former Publication: in English and French (in Russian by Request):

ADAM ZARETSKY S’ENTRETIENT AVEC SHANNON BELL,
SAM BOWER, DMITRY BULATOV, GEORGE GESSERT,
KATHY HIGH, ELLEN K. LEVY, ORON CATTS & IONAT ZURR ET JENNIFER WILLET

http://ciac.ca/documents/magazine/no_23/en/entrevue.htm

http://ciac.ca/documents/magazine/no_23/entrevue.htm

And video: Transgenic Humans as Bioart

More about what to do at TTT for the

World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts

GLOBAL AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO HUMANS AS TRANSGENIC BIOART

What is the form? Be prepared for too many options, it is better than too few options! This is all in preplanning stage.

Initially, I was thinking of a few bodyart performances and bioart labs to compliment TTT “Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art and Science”. The conference will take place November 26–28, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The conference is not funded yet… and these cavalier art ideas are not funded either.

But, things may change for the better. I like to get artists paid because cash is often the only thing they are missing this life! This idea does not end here but I encourage you to apply to TTT because I want to see you and if you are interested in being on a panel with me on the topic of:

World Congress on New Reproductive Technology Arts

GLOBAL AESTHETIC RESPONSE TO HUMANS AS TRANSGENIC BIOART

…let me know as I am proposing chairing/presenting on a panel of that name at TTT.

I also thought of doing something special at TTT but the funding is scarce so I am thinking of attenuating the closing party on the Saturday of the last night to Honor TTT with a GMO Baby New Reprotech theme. I am not sure if Dalila will like my party idea!

If you are planning on being there and have Ideas or want to be involved in a party installation, performance or semi-staged oddity… let me know. Also, to the local Viennese… tell me what kind of venues you know that fit the requisite dream spaces below!

If there are enough people interested, I might hold a post TTT Sunday Gyno Brunch or post TTT Germline Sunday Midnight Mass or a pre TTT Wednesday ReproTech preParade… Maybe we can break into Mauthausen and just mull about on the future and get arrested for discussing human germline genetic modification moratorium and neo-eugenics in the crematorium? Considering a parade with fucked up mock-classic Austrian Marching Band actionism stroll or just a bioart meets body art outing with portable ramen cart sounds more pleasant! Or, you know… an all night dungeon lock in for singing and conversations fueled by food, drink, ahuman breeding strategies and erogenous laughter.

Otherwise, if I can arrange funding for artists, I am writing to ask if you would be interested in:

  • • Open to the Public Bioart Labs in non-art venues
  • • Live Art – Body Art Performances in non-art public venues
  • • A bioart exhibition

WARNING THIS IS SOME VERBIOSE MEANDERING RUMINATING BELOW

Not for the literary faint of heartz:

I am currently dreaming of an underground cave, a stone wall lined downstairs with wooden beer hall long tables and oversized Volsung pewter mugs filled with beer. This is some Knights Templar style Messehallelouferrigno I am channeling… So I’ve got to think this through a little better… Perhaps it devolves into some sort of late night orgy debate and the Hall becomes leather lined with giant pewter mugs filled with human embryonic stem cell liquors and some sort of skewered aphrodisiac that gets us all knocked up. Maybe new reproductive technology karaoke as selection display? Ewww… sticky, don’t drop the mic~!

So, dreaming further… I thought we might arrange to have props and materials and noisemakers in this underground dream lair and take to the streets for an impromptu tromp through Vienna with hired documenters, drones and demonstrations of different do-it-yourself transgenic baby responses, a saxophone and one baby zebra. We could then return to our lair/bar/cave (or a second venue) and do some pass-the-mike open forum of many voices, opinions and drunk history, pornaoke maker making body contortionist Kool and the Gang shitMeisterFeista. This of course leading to some sort of chthonic debauch based around germline altered babies: How to? Why don’t you? Why not to? So, this is something circular inside of something circular so I guess it includes music, dancing, singing and someone pukes. BYOB (Bring your own bucket). OK, so celebration and excess, lets have some fun!

More Details on TTT

Please do apply for this, say what you always wanted to say, and say it mean! :

Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science 2020
November 26–28, 2020 |
Die Angewandte
Call for papers, posters and artist-talks is now open!

Deadline for submitting abstracts is March 31st, 2020. More details: ttt-conference.org

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