No longer a science fiction, we – the human race – are on the cusp of human genetic engineering.
Humans have altered the genomes of species for thousands of years through artificial selection. Over the past 40 years scientists have made amazing technological progress to improve natures crops and mammals through genetic modifications; recently science has mapped the entire human genome and begun to realize the potential for modifying us.
In April 2015 it was announced that the first human embryos had been modified by Chinese scientists.
Abhominal, an archaic word meaning inhuman, is an exploratory weblog of the human form. The digital sculptures are a fusion of geometric, architectural and biological abstract forms – a bleak evolutionary future where biotechnology has been used to make perfect posthuman beings.
To modify nature is our nature.