DOCUMENTA KASSEL 16/06-23/09 2007

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Raised above the ground, with 70 packets of seeds hidden within its grass, this 17-metre-long flower-bed is an indictment of the latest form of Colonialism: biopiracy.


Four examples of the motifs and texts by the artist, Ines Doujak, are to be found on the carrier bags, which can be purchased in the documenta 12 shops and in the documenta 12 bookstores for a nominal charge of 0.50 euros.

A book featuring illustrations of all the different packets of seeds displayed at documenta 12 is scheduled to be published in September 2007.

Here is a selection which you can enlarge by clicking on the image or on “text”.

Biopiracy - “external” and “internal” conquest

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Biodiversität

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Kriterien für die Patentierung

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J. Craig Venter (Galapagos-Inseln)

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Jasminreis

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Teff, Zwerghirse

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Sammlung der DNA armer Menschen

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The Pig

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Die Reichtümer des Meeres

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Terminator Technology

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Gesetz zum Schutz von traditionellem Wissen

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Women and Biopiracy

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Motifs on the carrier bags to take along:
Biopiraterie, Eigentumsrecht auf menschliches Gewebe, Das Hausschwein, Patente statt Bomben 

...texts and pictures



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