NK 603: Action for Performer & e-Maíz
Contrary to predictions that gene technology will abolish world hunger, genetic engineering is producing a new eugenics of manipulated species and human cultures. While “natural selection” did not optimize plant size and shape, genetically modified plants are far less resistant to weather factors. Their seeds are unfertile, forcing farmers to buy new seeds each year. Their pesticide resistance increases the use of pesticides. The manufacturer of both seeds and pesticides is often one and the same. In Mexico this is the situation with corn, a culturally significant and nutritionally indispensable crop. NK 603 being the name of a GM corn seed available on the market. Violeta Luna uses video, mythic images, and biotechnical instruments to reflect on this situation and on the “cultivated” post-human body.
Concept, performance: Violeta Luna
Music: David Molina
Violeta Luna will also hold a two-day intensive workshop for performance artists. (see p. 76)
Organized by: City of Women
In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery, Mihelič Gallery (Ptuj)
With the support of: Instituto Cultural Mexicano en Austria / Embajadade México