bioart projects

Tree Chimera @ Paraflows 2013

In the context of the bio art club ‘Pavillon_35′ we deal with molecular biological processes within the scope of laboratory work on the one hand and also with their process of growth and the artistic involvement with these living materials. At the same time, we try to develop, discover, or re-discover methods and procedures.

‘Tree Chimera’ is dealing with the so-called process of ‘plant propagation’. By means of a technology called ‘grafting’, a tree chimera is produced from different plants. This creates an organism which is based on genetically different tissues.

The ‘grafting’ technique is usually used to ‘propagate’ aka. to improve or preserve an ‘exceptional’ plant variety but in the context of the ‘Tree Chimera’, we deploy it in a purely formal way.

Niki Passath
Paraflows

 

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