DNA Spoofing anticipates on the possibility of genetic surveillance in the post-apocalyptic present. As humans, we are constantly shedding genetic material in public space. It is becoming increasingly common to use those traces for surveillance and reconstruction. As IP spoofing makes anonymous internet browsing possible, DNA spoofing extends that potential by scrambling genetic material, enabling anonymous physical trajectories in tandem with digital. In this spirit, the work offers some DIY techniques for counteracting genetic surveillance.
The work was created by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Adam Harvey, Aurelia Moser and Allison Burtch during a 2-day hackathon.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Adam Harvey, Aurelia Moser and Allison Burtch, DNA Spoofing, 2013, collection: the artists