Biopresence is an art venture formed by Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel
with the purpose of exploring, participating and ultimately defining
the most relevant playing field of the 21st century: the impact of
biotechnologies on society and the human perception of these coming changes.|
Biopresence creates Human DNA trees by transcoding the essence of a human
being within the DNA of a tree in order to create "Living Memorials" or
"Transgenic Tombstones". Biopresence is collaborating with scientist and
artist Joe Davis on his DNA Manifold algorithm, which allows for the transcoding
and entwinement of human and tree DNAs. The Manifold method is based on the
naturally occurring silent mutations of base triplets, this means it is possible
to store information without affecting the genes of the resulting tree.
Biopresence Human DNA Trees do not modify the genes of an organism. Therefore,
they are not genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Biopresence presents current developments of its research and encourages the
public to explore the proposed issues and to envision possible futures.