Tracks of a bionic gull

Track of a bionic gull, clay, 33 x 13 x 11 cm, 2022

Genetic engineering has been working for decades on the conservation of species, using different techniques and goals depending on the species, the habitat, the economic resources to do so and the historical period.

Perhaps one of the most interesting processes, one which is particularly symptomatic for highlighting human intervention in nature, is what is called de-extinction. This is a fluid concept that basically indicates the practices through which extinct species are brought back to life.

In the context of the increasingly drastic reduction of species, we can assume that the species with which we will live will be precisely those that we decide to save and keep alive, through, amongst other things, genetic databases and bodily interventions that become increasingly hybrid and increasingly post-animal.