Artistic research in breeding : The Bifrost Eucalyptus project (last edited: 2019)

Jens Staal

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Genetic signs of domestication of plants and animals date as far back as the oldest known evidence for other artistic expressions like painting, music and sculpture. Breeding is often seen as a science or a craft and is rarely considered art. The Bifrost art project aims to combine the spectacular bark and growth rate of the rainbow gum Eucalyptus deglupta with the cold hardiness of the cider gum Eucalyptus gunnii and possibly other cold-hardy species. The cold hardiness introgression should make it possible to grow amazing rainbow-colored trees in a European or North American climate. The project has been initiated and is expected to continue for decades or centuries in a distributed, participatory, manner.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsinterdisciplinary, horticulture, genetics, tree, collaborative processes, evolutionary physiology, aesthetic experience, generations, land art
last modified02/01/2019
affiliationGhent University

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