The central work in the Natural History of the Enigma is a ‘plantimal’, a new life form created by Eduardo Kac that he calls Edunia, a geneticallyengineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and Petunia. The Edunia expresses Kac’s DNA exclusively in its red veins. The new flower was invented by and produced by the artist through molecular biology. It is not found in nature.
NATURAL HISTORY OF ENIGMA
About the Artist
Since the early 1980s, Eduardo Kac has pioneered new art forms to create art that explores the limits of locality, light, language and life. His work has continuously broken new ground, and has progressively focussed on the relationship among and between humans, machines, animals and other life forms.