BioArt & Genomic Gastronomy: Glowing Sushi, ‘Smog Tasting’ and Gamma Gardens

09/04/2016 - 5 minutes

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy in Dublin (Ireland) curates an unusual type of BioArt which makes us think about how we see food and technology – through fluorescent sushi, ‘Smog candy’ and radiation-bred sauces.

center_genomic_gastronomy_zack_denfeld_biohacking_cathrine_kramer_bioartDescribing themselves as an ‘artist-led think tank‘, the Center for Genomic Gastronomy (CGG for short) is making witty projects that range from cook-offs and food tasting events to museum exhibitions.

Its founders, Zack Denfeld (US) and Cathrine Kramer (NO), saw the creation of the Center as an alternative to Molecular Gastronomy, a broad trend in which we are seeing cooking as more of a science.

However with the CGG, they wanted to discuss how food biotechnology (like GMOs) interact with our perceptions and culture, whilst at the same time have fun imagining what the future holds for cuisine.

Florescent Zebra Fish for Sushi rolls..

Their first BioArt project, ‘Glowing Sushi‘, jumped straight into the GMO debate.

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