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eduardo kac (us) Né en /Born in 1962, vit à/lives in Chicago Courtesy Black Box Gallery, Copenhague


hroughout his three-decade career, Eduardo Kac has continuously explored the poetic dimension of language. In the Lagoglyph Animation he develops a unique choreography based on a whimsical sign system of his own creation. In the words of Christiane Paul, curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York : “The Lagoglyphs are a series of artworks, ranging from silkscreen prints to animations, in which Kac creates a visual language and form of writing that he describes as “rabbitographic.” Each medium in which the Lagoglyphs are presented highlights a different quality.”


he “Plantimal” photographs feature a new life form Kac created and that he calls “Edunia”, a genetically engineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and Petunia. The “Edunia” expresses Kac’s DNA exclusively in its red veins. By combining human and plant DNA in a new flower, in a visually dramatic way, Kac evokes the idea that different species are closer to each other than we might think. The “Plantimal” photographs feature identical “Edunia” clones; however, they all look quite different. Through the beauty of the flowers, Kac poetically highlights the fact that all life is singular.

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> Lagoglyph animation Ed. of 5 - Video Projection > Plantimal I-VI Ed. of 3 - 42x42 cm - lambda prints on diasec

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