Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
Public places of burial represent mainly the memory of a community, the representation of the appearances that have historically constituted. They are the geniuses who built the living organism represented by the same community, alive and evolving. To synthesize these concepts are managed in an excellent manner Shiho Fukuhara and Georg Tremmel, two artists who as part of their project Biopresence have made some art installations biotech called Transgenic Tombstones . The method that they have created to store the DNA of a human person inside a tree or a plant, without influence genes host organism. In this way the organisms become 'living stones', or 'graves transgenic', if you prefer, leading into their evolution, an essential memory of another being (human). The graft of information within a living organism, as occurs in a linguistic perspective within Genesis of Eduardo Kac, represents a hybridization of genres within a common language and, at the same time, a propagation of a passive but essential grammar (the DNA of an individual who died) in other grammars basic but active. What ultimately is propagated is the memory, which is a set of information that reconstruct the physical image of something that is no longer visible.