Arte Transgenica. La Vita È Il Medium FractalMeat
Lost Property take over Fractal Meat for a Fort Process special. Episode 144 broadcasts a selection of tracks from artists playing at Fort Process 2018, put together by event organisers Lost Property.
Rebecca Travis catches up with Newcastle-based artist Louise Mackenzie, winner of the New Graduate Award at Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival in 2013, prior to her first solo exhibition transformation content at The Holy Biscuit.
"Louise Mackenzie’s Genophone is an extraordinary invention, or perhaps intervention. Somehow she has converted text into synthetic genetic material and spliced it into the DNA of bacteria. The words change and so do the bacteria. Is the eventual outcome living books or thought as biology? I am not sure, but it does seem fiendishly ingenious."
"An elaborate play on the relationship between art and science where, without one illustration or mimicry, a range of objects, ideas and gestures seem to argue out visible, invisible and possibly unknown danger."
Sacha Craddock, Critic & Curator