Saturday, 4 June 2016

Kirsten Stolle

I have spent some time exploring the portfolio and archive of Kirsten Stolle this morning. I really enjoyed her work, its message and purpose. Kirsten is based in San Francisco and her work examines the influence of agricultural and pharmaceutical corporations on our food supply. These are some examples of her work from the series Personalized Real Dolls.

"Is Monsanto getting into the doll business? With the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in 1996, gene splicing and dicing has been touted as the way to create bigger, stronger and larger yields of food crops. So why take genetic engineering into the toy industry?  For the children, of course.   Using their proprietary technology, Monsanto plans to manufacture dolls that contain DNA from each owner child, creating the first personalized real (PR) doll. " Kirsten Stolle