Joaquín Fargas

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Immortality

The installation is composed by a bioreactor containing living heart cells and a multimedia system. The cells are kept alive into a Petri dish, a container that allows them to be feed with nutrients and to grow over a substrate. The cells are heart rat cells that have no information in their DNA about ageing.

A major concern of humankind has been to perpetuate over time. Beyond the transcendental spirit that leads us to believe in the continuity of the species, it has been speculated on the possibility that a being, an organism itself, would last forever.

Immortality marks a beginning, the possibility to alter a main human condition: mortality, creating a new being that transcends both death and deterioration of the body.

 

Immortality