PlantBot

Jeff Schmuki & Wendy DesChene

RE•Botica by PlantBot Genetics parodies and satirically comments on the aggressive and misleading practices of biotech companies. We can only guess what will happen to the world’s food supply after subsequent generations of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other transgenic modifications are inserted into food crops? In answer to this, PlantBot Genetics Inc. creates the next phase in food production through robot-plants and other bio-hacks with no clear heritage and no clear future. Our bizarre creations humorously comment and share information on actual biotech products while providing alternative solutions for a hungry world. Our company’s chief selling PlantBot, Monsantra was created from Monsanto GM corn and is named after the world’s largest supplier and producer of genetically modified products. Like a B-movie Godzilla, Monsantra and other engineered PlantBots become a hybrid of imagination, possibility, and reality asking the question, “What will it all become?”

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable

About Jeff Schmuki & Wendy DesChene

The artist team of Wendy DesChene (Canada) and Jeff Schmuki (USA) operate under the guise of PlantBot Genetics, a parody of the Monsanto Corporation and other Big Ag Firms who skillfully manipulate current food production and distribution systems.