Anje Roosjen
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opening kloone4000 project Amsterdam 6 pm

Fri Sep 16, 2005 00:00 - Thu Aug 18, 2005

kloone4000 is about to solve a tricky problem.
kloone4000 thinks genomics is a mysterious word.
kloone4000 wants to tempt artists and scientists into cross-fertilization.
kloone4000 is curious about the reactions of the public.
kloone4000 sees major opportunities for the imagination in cloning.

The art- and science project kloone4000 will focus this fall on this controversial matter by encouraging artists (oa. Adam Zaretsky, Koen Vanmechelen) and scientists (ao. Inez de Beaufort, Robert Zwijnenberg) to cooperate in a research project, an exhibition and a series of lectures.

Kloone4000 presents work of artists who are fascinated by images of the future and the possibilities of technology and science. Their interest in genetic research is a basis for cooperation and cross fertilisation with scientists who are interested in the possibilities of imagination.
Lorene Bourguignon makes androgynous double portraits of herself and her father. Netty van Osch has found the beauty of children with congenital deformations in her ceramic installations. Shunji Hori researches in his photography, installations and video work the urge to physically fuse in love relations. Anje Roosjen makes paintings of extremely symmetrical twins based on altered photographs of children. Among the other participating artists are Wim Hardeman, Lisa Holden (manipulated photography), Silvia B., Chrystl Rijkeboer and Joanneke Meester (objects). Guest artists are ao. Erika Biddle (US), Caitlin Masley (US), Olga Ast (US), Rune Peitersen (DK), Agnes Maes (BE) and Koen Vanmechelen (BE).
Recurring topics are identity and projection of identity, the relation of the individual to the mass population, perfecting the body and beauty standards and the power and magic of visionary images of the future.

Original perspectives on ethics, philosophy and gen technology will find their way into the lecture- and discussion programme, which is organized in cooperation with the Arts and Genomics Centre. This allows the public to get a feel for the topics and the interdisciplinairy work style. There will be a.o. lectures by the Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen about his project Cosmopolitan Chicken, professor of medical ethics Inez de Beaufort, philosopher dr. Bas Haring (known from his television program Stof), Taco Stolk about Genetic Design as specialization at art academy, professor of philosophy Hub Zwart and philosopher of technology Martijntje Smits. Microbiologist Bertus Beaumont, from the university of Auckland (New-Zealand), will reflect on current events and answer ‘difficult’ questions in the kloone4000 weblog. The american bio-artist Adam Zaretsky will do a DNA hybrid isolation workshop for artists.

Kloone4000 is besides an exhibition and lectures also particulary a research project in which the individual interests and fascinations of artists are joined, relevant experts are invited to allow the work to evolve and get to know each others work area. Projects within this research are The tragedy of beauty, Who is my father?, who is my mother?, Am I my twin and Art as knowledge.
The results of the research will be visible in the project space as an installation that can change every day. The project space functions on weekdays as an open studio, which is freely accessible for the public.

Dates project: 1 September to 15 October 2005
Opening: 16 September 2005, including a lecture by Koen Vanmechelen
Closure event: 15 October 2005, including final debate
Location: project space Retort, Aalsmeerweg 103, 1059 AG Amsterdam, Holland
Hours: Mo to Sa 11 am - 7 pm (check hours for lectures)


kloone4000 DNA Workshop by Adam Zaretksy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 00:00 - Thu Aug 18, 2005


kloone4000 Hybrid DNA Isolation Art Lab, workshop by Adam Zaretsky (USA)

Location: retort project space, Aalsmeerweg 103 Amsterdam

Date: October 4th 2005, 1- 4 PM

Participation fee: 5 euro

Registration by email: reservation required: send your name, profession, email address and telephone number to

kloone4000 Hybrid DNA Isolation Art Lab

How to Extract DNA from Anything Living in the Laboratory or in your Kitchen, a Compare and Contrast Laboratory and Hobbyist Workshop

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is found in all living cells. These cells can be of plant, animal, fungus, bacterial protozoa and even viral particles. Many varieties of samples can be taken from various food, pets, pests, human bodies, laboratories and free or not so free living portions of the outdoors. Some recently alive ‘materials’ that you think might not have DNA are worth testing through extraction. Different cellular or multicellular organisms can be encouraged to grow by giving them food and an otherwise sterile and comfortable place to live. The definition of food and comfort is dependant on which living being it is that you want to sample. Sometimes ‘volunteer’ organisms can be attracted to an experimental food laden ‘homes.’

Participants are requested to bring one or more samples of living, growing, raw or recently alive materials (specifications will follow after registration) for Isolation and Purification of the DNA of these samples. Details of the procedure are available online:

Adam Zaretsky will guide this hands-on lab and discussion on extracting and Isolating Hybrid DNA.
Professor Adam Zaretsky is a bio-artist, working as a research affiliate in Arnold Demain's Laboratory for Industrial Microbiology and Fermentation in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Department of Biology. He received a Master of Fine Arts in 1999 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied and researched with 'transgenic' artist Eduardo Kac. Since then, he has worked with such pioneers of bio-art as Joe Davis, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr. Zaretsky also taught an art and biology studio class in fall 2001 as a visiting artist at San Francisco State University. Besides the bio-art installations on which he is working, Zaretsky has created a large body of digital artworks, collage and photography.

kloone4000 is a research project by artists and scientists about cloning, an exhibition, lecture programme, debates and workshops in Retort project space: Aalsmeerweg 103 Amsterdam.
September 1 - October 15 2005. opening September 16 2005 6 p.m.


Kloone 4000 research project Amsterdam

Mon Jun 27, 2005 05:58

Kloone 4000

Call for artists and scientists with an interest in the subject of cloning, genetic manipulation and transformation of the body.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Date: September 1st - October 15th 2005

Deadline for submission of proposals: July 15 2005 (but earlier is appreciated)

Kloone 4000 is a research project for artists and scientists, a series of lectures/discussions and a ongoing changing exhibition. Artists and scientists are encouraged to respond to each others work.
Artists and scientist can submit proposals for cooperative research projects (the 100 m2 project space is available for working on the spot).
All information on the project is on, ask for a translation in English by email if it is not available online yet.

International artists are invited to participate, but travel expenses can not be compensated because of limited budget.

Submission by email: