The Grande Dame and The Anti-Body
Exhibition Review
May 3, 2018
BZ Basel
Mathias Balzer

Is this art or more a science presentation? Surely it is a good, elaborate and cleverly presented research. And it is not just a scientist, but an artist who shows the material from so many different perspectives and plays it blatantly. Neither the scientist nor the journalist would let an anti-body develop from their name. Hershmann Leeson is all about how we use these technologies. “They could be good for humanity and the planet,” she says. But it depends on who has them in their hands. It is clear that they will shape our future. The Jazz Festival Montreux is already in the process of transferring its entire archive to DNA storage.