Artist Talk: Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki at NDSU Memorial Union Gallery
Who are the Artists: Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki
What do they do: satirically look at the possible evolution of plant species through modern agricultural practices and share current scientific knowledge on the environmental and social costs of bioengineered crops.
How do they do this: They have created a company called PlantBot Genetics- which is a parody of the Monsanto Corporation and other Biotech Firms who skillfully manipulate current food production and distribution systems.
What is their art like: interactive, robotic, kinetic, humorous, surreal. Much of their Sculptural work are robotic plants, they also create scientific drawings and faux engineering looks at tools.
Image from their current show at the Memorial Union: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96267727@N07/albums/72157706278436875
When are they speaking: Wednesday, Feb 20th at the MU Gallery at 5:30pm
More information on the Artists: https://www.jeffschmuki.com/plantbot-genetics