T3511 is a post-genomic love story and experimental documentary.
The narrative follows a biohacker who becomes increasingly obsessed with an anonymous donor whose saliva she purchases online.
The video draws the viewer into an emerging world of ubiquitous genomic sequencing, biobanking, and commodification of human biological materials. The narrative is based on science fact, not fiction. It is just one example from the emerging market in human fluids, cells, DNA, and biological data fueling some of the newest biotech companies today.
T3511 examines the commodification of cells and the growth of direct-to-consumer genetic testing services, asking questions about how relationships, family, and day-to-day life are likely to change in the imminent future of post-genetic privacy.
Photo Documentation Hanneke Wetzer
MU Art Space Eindhoven
Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab
Denmark National Biobank, Copenhagen
Luke Dubois, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places.
Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the Van Abbemuseum, Transmediale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, among others, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to Art Forum and Wired.
She is also a co-founder and co-curator of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.
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