With Cellout.me, Dutch artist Jeroen van Loon is offering his complete DNA sequence for sale.
His DNA sequence contains 380 GB of data, which consists of the three billion ACTGs that make up his source code. The DNA sequence has been determined with a 30-fold coverage depth, making it ‘laboratory’ quality. The data is stored on a server in a server rack which shows the DNA sequence on a display and on this website simultaneously. The buyer of Cellout.me will own an extremely personal ‘self portrait’ and will become co-owner of the artist’s DNA.
By turning DNA data into a commodity, Cellout.me tries to show some of the future ethical, financial and artistic questions and consequences that arise with DNA sequencing technology, which is getting cheaper, easier and more accessible each day. Biology is converted into binary data – data that is stored in data centers. If, as Neelie Kroes, former European Commissioner for Digital Agenda has stated, data is the new gold, the first question that arises is: what is the value of DNA data?
I will present Cellout.me during the third edition of Art at the Schinkel, an art manifestation in Amsterdam starting the 27th of september 2015.
Photography by Erik Borst.
kf Hein art grant 2014
I'm very happy and honored to be chosen the winner of this years art grant by the kf Hein Stichting. I am given a year to create a new work which will be shown at the Central Museum of Utrecht.
TEDxUtrecht - Talent stage 2014
Proud to present my new website for Life Needs Internet.
More than a 100 handwritten letters from over 20 different countries, all about digital culture.
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Website design by Studio Airport.
Kill Your Darlings in Museum of Communication
Kill Your Darlings is part of an exhibition concerning privacy and secrecy in the Museum of Communication in The Hague, The Netherlands, until 04-2014.