Transgenic Organisms of New York State
The living organisms represented in this exhibit exist as a result of the crossing of two historical narratives: One, biological; The other, cultural. Each organism has evolved countless ways to survive and thrive during the last several billion years on this planet. However, the organisms shown here have an additional story tacked on to the very end: Each organism's very genetic makeup is altered or engineered for a human purpose, carrying with it the expression of some specific human desire as a permanent notch in its family tree. The organisms shared in this context are neither displayed as monsters nor saviors, but as artifacts from the present day presented for your consideration.