Interdisciplinary Conference


in Art & Science

27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta

Octagon Pharmacy
Adam Zaretsky

The video works presented here at TTT Malta were developed, performed, presented and written while a Researcher @ Hub of Art Laboratories (HAL), of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (AVArts), Ionian University, Greece.

Being in the Pharma Pipeline included art and biology ost-doctoral research covering: 1) disease, 2) human subjects, 3) genomics, 4) biosensors, 5) bioinformatics, 6) artificial intelligence, 7) animal models and 8) industrial fermentation. These eight topics are imagined as the eight legs of an octopus meant to explore complexity in data driven life science and introduce non-professionals to the drug development research process alluding to psychological movements in rebirthing, egg acquisition/embryo implantation in IVF new repro technology and the turmoil of mismanagement. This includes the medicalization of embryos, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and gene therapy as germline drug delivery.

Referencing anatomical reprogramming, the videos and documented presentations are on the following foci: gestalt rebirthing, transvaginal ovum collection, octopus consiousness, bioinformatics, human germline editing, transgenics, pornography, disease, panacea, silver bullet, decay, degradation, death, pain, humiliation, medical history, genetic disease, congenital disease, contagious disease, viruses, vaccines, immunity, breeding, the history of eugenics, gene therapy, somatic gene therapy as a ‘vaccine’ or ‘surgery’, (biolistic gene gun powder vaccines, nanolipofection injectable mRNA, topical protein therapy salve), fertilization, preimplant genetic diagnosis, fetal gene surgery, gonad bending, gonad tinkering, gonad hacking, mortality, unhappiness (mental health), gayness, tightass uptightness, zealotry, infertility, boredom, mortality, gender dysmorphia, beauty (aesthetic, genetic and surgical), hair patterning, libido, erotism, IQ, anatomical style, new addictive drugs, drug rehabilitation recovery, chemotheraeutics, amnesia, anamnesia, neurodegenerative disease.

Enjoy the complex relationships between medical cohort formation, cult indoctrination, crowds of patients, clouds of data, informed consent, pseudoscience, the supernatural, rare disease networks, human subjects, chronic patients, military cohorts, cabal cohorts, covert cohorts, birth defects, it girl cohorts, data points, recordings, digital hoarding of metabolic medical clade data formulations, techne, bioMatter, cryogenic storage, medical samples, histology, antibodies, genome sequences, partial beings, bioinformatic sequence databases, sampling blood, sampling sperm, sampling fecal matter, liquid nitrogen tanks, embryos, ovum, brains, tumor, bone marrow, abortion waste, CSF (cerebral spinal fluid), gene expression patterns, physiology, electrophysiology, body data, 24/7 remote wearable data tracking biosensors, AI automated monitoring of data points (and deep metabolic chemoalterity automation for cohorts, crowds and phallanxes), peak experience, trauma, inebriation, sexual event processing, meditative states, stress relations, elusive nuanced experiences, repetition compulsion, haptic forced feedback, human subjects, ubiquitous experimentalism, surveilance, the concept formerly known as privacy, fermentation, industrial fermentation, standardization, annotation, dating, reformatting, product orienation, aseptic containment, prepared piano, query style, inefficiency, non-normative differencial equations, replacement therapies, pill, vaccine, gene therapy, psycho surgery, math, drug development, biologists, programmers, medical mathematicians, neurological cryptographers, disease statisticians, extreme environments, experimental design, animal research, new reproductive technology, preimplant genetic diagnosis, human embryo grading, AI glitch-bias aesthetic-politics and the industrial fermentation of pharmaceuticals.

Adam Zaretsky

Adam is a Wet-Lab Art Practitioner mixing Ecology, Biotechnology, Non-human Relations, Body Performance and Gastronomy. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs based on topics such as: foreign species invasion (pure/impure), radical food science (edible/inedible), jazz bioinformatics (code/flesh), tissue culture (undead/semi-alive), transgenic design issues (traits/desires), interactive ethology (person/machine/non-human) and physiology (performance/stress). His art practice focuses on an array of legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods with a focus on transgenic humans. The work presented at TTT Malta was developed while a Researcher @ Hub of Art Laboratories (HAL), of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (AVArts), Ionian University, Greece.

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