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8a GFP BUNNY - GFP BUNNY 10:46 PM RABBIT REMIX Lagoglyphs...

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3/15/09 10:46 PM GFP BUNNY Page 1 of 21 http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor RABBIT REMIX Lagoglyphs: Wildfire (2008) -- Variable-size plotted vinyl Lagoglyphs : The Bunny Variations (2007) -- 12 Silkscreen prints Boulevard Alba (2006) -- Sculpture Featherless (2006) -- Sculpture Rabbit in Rio (2004) -- Public interventions in squares, streets, parks, facades, public displays The Alba Guestbook : 2000—2004 -- Online multiauthored compendium The Alba Headline Supercollider (2004) -- Digital interactive work Le Lapin Unique , public installation at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, from March 14 to May 4, 2003.
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3/15/09 10:46 PM GFP BUNNY Page 2 of 21 http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor It's not easy being green! (2003) -- An artist's book focused on the poetic and humorous public responses to "GFP Bunny". Free Alba! -- A series of large-scale photographs and drawings (2001-2002) Drawings (from the "Free Alba!" series) (2001-2002) The Alba Flag (2001) GFP Bunny - Paris Intervention , December 2000 -- A series of public interventions including posters, lectures, street conversations, articles, and television and radio broadcasts GFP Bunny (2000), text by Eduardo Kac. Selected articles and interviews about GFP Bunny Public debates about GFP Bunny Transgenic art bibliography GFP BUNNY
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3/15/09 10:46 PM GFP BUNNY Page 3 of 21 http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor Eduardo Kac My transgenic artwork "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. "GFP Bunny" was realized in 2000 and first presented publicly in Avignon, France. Transgenic art, I proposed elsewhere [1], is a new art form based on the use of genetic engineering to transfer natural or synthetic genes to an organism, to create unique living beings. This must be done with great care, with acknowledgment of the complex issues thus raised and, above all, with a commitment to respect, nurture, and love the life thus created. WELCOME, ALBA I will never forget the moment when I first held her in my arms, in Jouy-en- Josas, France, on April 29, 2000. My apprehensive anticipation was replaced by joy and excitement. Alba -- the name given her by my wife, my daughter, and I -- was lovable and affectionate and an absolute delight to play with. As I cradled her, she playfully tucked her head between my body and my left arm, finding at last a comfortable position to rest and enjoy my gentle strokes. She immediately awoke in me a strong and urgent sense of responsibility for her well-being. Eduardo Kac and Alba, the fluorescent bunny. Photo: Chrystelle Fontaine Alba is undoubtedly a very special animal, but I want to be clear that her formal and genetic uniqueness are but one component of the "GFP Bunny" artwork. The "GFP Bunny" project is a complex social event that starts with the creation of a chimerical animal that does not exist in nature (i.e., "chimerical" in the sense of a cultural tradition of imaginary animals, not in the scientific connotation of an organism in which there is a
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