Transmission: Contagion as Art
Adam Zaretsky and Kira Decoudres / USA
“I Want Your Ugly, I Want Your Disease” – Lady GaGa What are the grotesque potentials of disease transmission as a form of bioart and bioterror? How can transmission be framed as a form of non-enhancement based posthuman aesthetics making? Can intentional disease acquisition be considered an act of rebellion? Through palimpsests of media remixing, Transmission: The Art of Contagion explores the fears of bio-invasion, bodily co-habitation with contagion and disease as design.