Between Art and Artificial Life
Category
Exhibition Review
Date
Mar 2, 2018
Source
TeleBasel
Author
Yves Geng
Excerpt

In the first Swiss exhibition by Hershman-Leeson, the HeK focuses on the new biotechnological developments. Thus, among other things, regenerative medicine, genetic research and antibody research are discussed. For this purpose, the premises in the HeK are being converted into a scientific laboratory. A highlight is the installation “The Infinity Engine”, which is modeled on a gene laboratory. The installation shows how the boundaries between natural and artificial life increasingly dissolve and how life can be artificially shaped today.