An illustrated zine comprising previously unpublished drawings by Eduardo Kac (from the suite Performance for one astronaut, one pair of scissors and two sheets of paper), the first American publication of Kac’s 2007 manifesto Space Poetry, and the essay “When that which holds us no longer holds us,” written by Fulla Abdul-Jabbar & Caroline Picard for Scripta Volant.
With texts by Eduardo Kac, Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, and Caroline Picard.
About the author:
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web 80s, Eduardo Kac emerged in the early 90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology, and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience to the cultural impact of biotechnology; from the changing condition of memory in the digital age to distributed collective agency; from the problematic notion of the “exotic” to the creation of life and evolution. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, Kac opened a new direction for contemporary art with his “transgenic art”—first with a groundbreaking piece entitled Genesis (1999), which included an “artist’s gene” he invented, and then with “GFP Bunny,” his fluorescent rabbit called Alba(2000). Since the 1980s, Eduardo Kac has been theorizing and producing art and poetry that challenge the limits of gravity. His Space Poetry manifesto was published in 2007. In 2017, Kac finally realized the dream he has pursued for more than 30 years: the creation, production, and experience of a work directly in Outer Space.