What is Plantbot Genetics?

PlantBot Genetics is a parody of the Monsanto Corporation and other Biotech Firms who skillfully manipulate current food production and distribution systems. Co-founders Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki satirically look at the possible evolution of plant species through modern agricultural practices and share current scientific knowledge on the environmental and social costs of bioengineered crops. Through humorous street interventions with robot plant hybrids like Monsantra, named after the largest suppliers and producers of genetically modified seed, we aim to begin conversations about food issues.  Like B-movie Godzillas, "PlantBots" are a hybrid of imagination possibility, and reality, encouraging communities to see how food arrived at the plate in a new way.  PlantBot Genetics grafts plants onto robotic and remote-controlled bases to become an organism with no clear heritage and no clear future. Our poetic GM plant robot hybrids beg the question, what will it all become?  See more at www.monsantra.com

Monsantra

Monsantra

PlantBots

PlantBots

Moth Project

Moth Project

Outreach

Outreach

ArtLab

ArtLab

International

International