If life does anything, it makes copies of itself. It is one of the traits every living thing shares with every other living thing. Since the dawn of agriculture and animal husbandry, humans have developed increasingly elaborate strategies for preventing this self-copying behavior when they view its product as undesirable. The reasons for doing this are as numerous as the means by which it is accomplished. Included in this exhibit is a small selection of strategies of reproductive control that have been developed and used in modern times.
STRATEGIES IN GENETIC COPY PREVENTION
THE CENTER FOR POSTNATURAL HISTORY
About the Artist
The Center for PostNatural History is a public outreach centre dedicated to the intersection of culture, nature and biotechnology. The PostNatural refers to life forms that have been intentionally altered by humans through domestication, selective breeding and genetic engineering. Towards this end the CPNH maintains a collection of living, preserved and documented specimens of PostNatural origin. The pieces on display in HUMAN+ have been curated by designer Cathrine Kramer.