DNA Spoofing

In this project, we anticipate the possibility of genetic surveillance in the post-apocalyptic present. As humans, we are constantly shedding genetic material in public space. It is becoming increasingly common to use those traces for surveillance and reconstruction. As IP spoofing makes anonymous internet browsing possible, DNA spoofing extends that potential by scrambling genetic material, enabling anonymous physical trajectories in tandem with digital. In this spirit, our work offers some DIY techniques for counteracting genetic surveillance.

DNA Spoofing has been exhibited at venues including Fotomuseum Winterthur, Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, MU Art Space Eindhoven, and Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, among many others.

Produced in collaboration with Aurelia Moser, Allison Burtch, and Adam Harvey. Special thanks to ArtHackDay and 319Scholes.

DNA Spoofing
DNA Spoofing
DNA Spoofing
DNA Spoofing
DNA Spoofing
DNA Spoofing