The Contemporary 3

BCL Ghost in the Cell

2015.9.19(Sat.) - 2016.3.21(Mon.)



2015.9.19(Sat.) - 2016.3.21(Mon.)
Co-creation on the Web (Open Source Project) : Apr 26 ― Jul 26 / Event on Software Development (Hackathon) : Jul 24 ― Jul 26


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Mondays, Sep 24, Oct 13, Nov 24, Dec 14 to Jan 1, Jan 12 (Open on Sep 21, Oct 12, Nov 23, Jan 11, Mar 21)


Adult: ¥1,000 (¥800)
University: ¥800 (¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥400 (¥300)
65 and over: ¥800

*( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).

For More Information:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802

Does Information Possess Life?—Fusing Biotechnology and Art
The artist collective BCL has won international attention with such projects as storing a family’s DNA inside the DNA of a tree to create a “living memorial” or else releasing genetically modified flowers into the natural environment. This time, by giving DNA and cells to Miku Hatsune—a humanoid persona, voiced by a singing synthesizer application, who is known worldwide as a representative of Japanese pop culture—BCL will explore contemporary Japan’s unique imaginative power, which continually travels between life and non-life, art and entertainment, and individual and collaborative creation.

Ghost in the Cell: "hmDNA" Project


Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)