Digital print, 2010

The piece was conceived as a three-step process in order to comment on the popularization of new genetic mapping technologies now more and more available for potential customers on the internet. Saliva was collected on a swab of a Mother, Father and Son, sent to the laboratory for analysis, returned to the consumer eager to have a DNA family portrait, the image was blown up, and finally framed in the style of a cheap aristocratic family portrait. The piece explores the bio-cultural nature and emerging legal contours of identity in contemporary culture.