Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010]

Eduardo Kac


Collection: Box Sets , Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Body, Interview, Media Analysis, Poetry, Technology

Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010]

Video Data Bank is proud to present the pioneering work of Bio Artist Eduardo Kac. This three-disc box set features art works that expand the limits of locality, light, and language. Included is a 119-page monograph containing seven essays that investigate and elaborate on how Kac uses communication processes, biological life, and digital networks to create works that explore fundamental human experiences such as the fluidity of language, dialogical interaction, and awareness of our relative place in the larger community of life.

"The impact of Kac’s transgenic art — and in particular his daring creation of new animals — on the contemporary art scene has been considerable. Looking at his works as a whole, one can see the artist’s audacious inventions and achievements as a decisive contribution to an expanded definition of art in the 21st Century. Kac’s works introduce a vital meaning into what has been known as the creative process, while also investing the artist-inventor with an original social and ethical responsibility."

— Frank Popper, Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics, University of Paris, 2017

“No one medium can hold Eduardo Kac. His work ranges from body-based performance art and graffiti to the use of fax machines, slow-scan, digital poetry, telerobotics, the web, and biotechnology. In Kac’s art what mattersis not the storage medium but the concepts which, in his case, can only be expressed through the use of new technologies.”

— Annick Bureaud, art press, 1999

Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010]



Documentaries and Interviews

Essays and Interviews

  • Eduardo Kac: From Telepresence to Transgenic Art – Frank Popper
  • Beyond Human Subjects: In Conversation with the Works of Eduardo Kac – Rebecca Uchill
  • Time Capsule: Self-Capsule – Steve Tomasula
  • TransGenesis: From Past to Last Beginnings – Linda Weintraub
  • Under the Glow of Kac's GFP Bunny – Simone Osthoff
  • Biopoetics – Eugene Thacker
  • Holopoetry – Gerald Bruns
  • Questions About the Life that Is Yet to Come: Interview with Eduardo Kac – Hugues Marchal
  • Living Poetry: Interview with Eduardo Kac – Annick Bureaud

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