Credit: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac (US)
The central work in the Natural History of the Enigma series is a “plantimal”, a new life form that Eduardo Kac has created and which he calls “Edunia,” a genetically engineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and a petunia.
Edunia expresses Kac’s DNA exclusively in its red veins. The gene that Kac has selected is responsible for the identification of foreign bodies. In this work, it is precisely what identifies and rejects the Other that the artist integrates into the Other, thus creating a new kind of self that is partly flower and partly human.