Desiree D’Alessandro – dysTOPIC: welcome to our BioArt laboratory!

Rebecca Levine, Desiree D’Alessandro, and Se Young have synthesized their expertise in a curious collaborative work that provokes discourse on issues of sustainability, simulacra, and sense of self. Their generated lab is constructed strictly from recycled materials: collected glass jars, UCSB potable irrigation water waste, as well as cloned succulent clippings. By duplicating these living organisms, the work investigates ethical, social, and aesthetic concerns regarding the human relationship with empowered institutions. Through audience interaction the lab will be deconstructed and the cloned succulents will be distributed to the public as take-away artifacts that construct reflection and inquiry.


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