[5’ GGT 3’] is a series of experimental artifacts that speculate the act of renaming genetics as literature by implementing linguistic rules and computational arts to living organisms. This set of in-vitro inspired fictions focus on the ‘otherness’ of the microbiome that constitutes us; becoming a subversive seed for new [biotech] futures.
Genetically Generated Texts [5’ GGT 3’] is a series of experimental artifacts that speculate the act of renaming genetics as literature. This is created by implementing linguistic rules based on the central dogma of microbiology.
This dogma of microbiology creates ‘gene expression’, in which information from a gene is read to build a protein. By mapping these set of rules to parts of speech in English grammar, the gene of a preselected organism [Aichii (Virus) and Escherichia Coli (Bacteria)] builds a text-based fictional output. This is then translated to DNA code in order to be embedded inside the organism that provided the first DNA input.
“To say that DNA is ‘read’ or that is a ‘program’ is to make use of metaphors” Pablo Schyer