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Flesh Lab

Topic: This image is a fiction of in vitro meat packed for sale. The photo was display at Skip Life, an exhibit that aims at investigate day-to-day normality as an on-going process, influenced by the scientific knowledge and technological applications.


In a horizon-scanning essay from 1932, Winston Churchill said: "Fifty years hence we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium". Source: When meat is not murder, The Guardian.


"Developments in tissue engineering mean that cells taken from animals could be grown directly into meat in a laboratory, the researchers say. Growing the meat without the animal could reduce the need to keep millions of animals in cramped conditions and would lessen the damage caused by the meat production to the environment". Source: Scientists aim for lab-grown meat, BBC News


Cite as: Fabrice de Nola, 2008. Flesh Lab, digital C-Print, cm 60x90.

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Taken in February 2008