You Are Fiction and I Am A Lie
What if you and I are works of genetic fiction? What if this life we embrace as unique is really God’s latest nightmare? And what happens when She wakes up?
Just as there are extraordinary things happening in the ways that computers allow us to visualize the body human, there are incredible alterations occurring in the field once known as Biology. Carbon-based humans are increasingly being seen as conveyors of self-destructive genetic information systems, based upon inefficient patterns of growth, maturation, and decay. New life forms are close on our heels, not next century, perhaps as early as next decade. These images, all digitally created, reflect the new view of being human that is emerging as technology and biology fuse. For as you become fiction and I become a lie, how will we know tomorrow? And what happens if tomorrow doesn’t know us?
Whitaker has been actively involved in the art community. For ten years she ran the Digital Giraffe gallery in Carmel, California. She has been a Board Member of the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Carmel Gallery Alliance. She founded and curated the “Sculpture Withindoors” exhibit at the Carmel Art Festival. She is represented by the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, California.