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genomixer...version 097

The Genomixer series 2000-2003 is one of the artworks I made using my DNA which was tested and profiled to make this artwork. The Genomixer artworks allow you to cross reference the patterns on the genome sequence and mix or breed your own variable by allowing you to look at the new mix of chromosomes in real time. The sequences of my dna code are used for the images and sounds as well as generative code algorithms. They can be exhibited on touch screens. The installation creates an immersive space of code and if you press the {P} on the screen it generates a printout genomix and the images go on the gallery wall and all over the floor.

These audio visual online works are non linear DNA self portraits. Note Version 092 was made in 2000 and was a prototype without my real data. Version 097 and 0102 use my DNA data from the sequenced DNA sample. Thanks to everyone I have been asking for advice on this technical and scientific including Amanda Fisher, Kate Michaelides, Ruth Williams. Particular thanks to Ghislaine Boddington, Andrew Ward, Debbie Lander and the hard working team at future physical.

AVAILABILITY: Custom made software system and computer files. Available for exhbitions.

All code and DNA source material thanks MRC Clinical Sciences Centre Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College.

Technical Note 20.8.2020. Most of these net artworks can no longer be experienced online unless you are using an old computer running windows 95 or windows 7 with shockwave installed. These were all made using shockwave so that they could be placed online however ADOBE has now made the technology obsolete and updates to internet security mean that newer computers cannot experience these artworks as they were intended. I am leaving the artworks here as an archive. They can be requested for exhibition in which case I can send the files and set up instructions.


Test Portal Gallery Amsterdam Holland 2009
Novosibirsk Exhibition. State Museum, Siberia.2007
Dana Centre. London 2006.Code by Zero01 Canada.2005
Jerwood Space, Cut and Splice. London. 2005
Scope Art Fair UK 2004
Samsung Media Centre Korea 2004
Futuresonic 04 UK 2004
Soundtoys at ICA London
Jerwood Space, Cut and Splice. London. 2005
EvoMUSART 4th Hungary 2005
Haifa Museum, Israel 2004


TECHNICAL: You need shockwave installed. They all work online within a browser otherwise watch the videos below.


Steve Tanza Stanza data art  with dna, performance . Steve Tanza
Genomixer on custom made touch screen 2003 Genomixer on custom made touch screen 2003
Steve Tanza. Stanza DNA
Stanza blood in bottle 2003 Stanza DNA on stick 2003
Stanza dna artwork 2003
Stanza DNA in tube 2003 Stanza DNA Lab 2003

Images from the lab of me making my DNA and sequencing it and performing with my touch screens