Adam Zaretsky is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner admixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Politically, Zaretsky focuses on legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods: Fecund Assisted Reproductive Technology and Transgenic Edification Architecture. Currently he is co-creating Mutate or Die with Tony Allard: a live cut-up, biolistically impinging on life through the creative misuse of a Helios gene gun loaded with DNA from the William S. Burroughs Microbiome Project (WSBMP.) He is also participating in the Waag Society’s StudioLab, researching Solar Zebrafish – the research intends to produce chloroplast microinjected, genetically modified, photosynthetic plant-animal hybrids whom are then subjected to larval ethological personality studies. Zaretsky is the headmaster of VASTAL (The Vivoarts School for Transgenic Aesthetics Ltd.) and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Art Practice, Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer (I/EAR), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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