[-empyre-] Stillborn Arts

Adam Zaretsky emu at emutagen.com
Thu Sep 12 08:44:58 EST 2013

Oron Rich Lynn Tyler and Empyre Listies

These arts are meant to confuse relations between hardened categories. Rich
and Oron you are both doing that very well in two very different rhetorical
styles! Experimental life spaces support artistic research without scientism
or reason¹s reductionism to tether the artistry to meaning or repeatability.
When recapitulating wet lab biological technics through the mutagenic forces
of Œart¹ goals, we break with use value. We even rescind knowledge
acquisition. Instead, we allow for a reading of science and art in the
difficult land of luxurious, useless, process based, conceptual, secular
catechism. Yes the tactical irony runs strong as the Lives involved have
shambled into the dead end of ŒArts Sake¹. Is this the purity of research?
How powerful is ritual sacrifice?

When we ask how to make this an affirmation of anti-anthropocentrismŠ the
real question there is are we -

A: talking about Nietzsche¹s afflicted overcoming and dire loving of life as


B: talking to US ego psychology based, anti-phenomenal affirmations:


Perhaps that is for Adam N., Rob and Cary to divulge. Is The Thing (Das
Ding) positive thinking?

For my focus, the multiplication of non-human organizational diversity
intends to create socio-cultural, posthuman moiré patterns by physically
genre bashing hereditary tropes and canalized traits. My research interests
use cruel and unusual techniques to convey the altered ethical, legal and
social structures of a transgenic world. This is achieved by investigating:
novel architectures of the body, hereditary interaction design, inborn
future body design technologies, cyborg relational aesthetics, environmental
effects of new breeding techniques, alternative bio-based economies, poetic
nomenclature for complicated processes, hands-on community laboratory
collaborations, DIY-BIO interventionist strategies, and other art and
science based emerging areas of contemporary art practice. In the case of
IGM, the sites of contention are based on human anatomy and, in particular,
hereditary cascade entry points for novel gene constructs. The questions are
simply: Where to get genes in? How to get genes in? Which genes to pick and
why? Who is produced? And, for the ethical forayŠ how they feel in the world
as bred sculptures of varied Œsuccess¹.


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