Veronica Ranner
2009-11

B i o p h i l i a

—  W O R K  I N  P R O G R E S S  —
 
 
When biological parts are rationally re-constructed with properties à la carte, we literally begin to transform what is considered as human matter. This project plays with the boundaries of acceptable artificiality. It aspires to find out what this transition means to us by presenting possible variations of a future.
 
 

When life starts outside the body it can appear corpse-like. In ‘Biophilia’ I consider a probable future of organ manufacturing that faces and fulfils the human idea of a romantic and sustainable process. The genetically modified silk worms craft the scaffolds for hearts, whilst devoted human labour gentles the growing objects into luxuriously unique organ creations.




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The assembled heart scaffold and its parts
The assembled heart scaffold and its parts
The genetically altered silkworms spin the scaffolds instead of cocoons
The genetically altered silkworms spin the scaffolds instead of cocoons