Artist Statement →
An animated GIF has been translated into synthetic DNA using our special method. In vitro, we exposed this DNA to conditions of simulated radioactivity, UV radiation and toxicity. As a result, we recovered the mutated information and re-translated it into a GIF sequence again, making the mutations visible. In 2017 we repeated the experiment for a project at Ars Electronica using a different image. The concept is to repeat the experiment with a new image of a space invader again, together with my Japanese friends at the BioClub in Tokyo and show the results at the exhibition #JapanRevisited202x. Attached to this application are the images of the original experiments in 2008 and the images of the first revisit in 2017/19. For #JapanRevisited202x a new image would be produced in Japan at the revisit.