Gallery: Artist John O’Shea to Create a Bioengineered Pig’s Bladder Soc...

 

John O’Shea, a British artist currently in residence at Liverpool University’s Clinical Engineering department, has designed a fairly stomach-churning soccer ball: he plans to bioengineer a pig’s bladder to recreate the standard sporting item as it was assembled in centuries past. If the project seems shocking, there’s a strong chance that’s what O’Shea is aiming for. He intends for the project to reference the “colliding worlds of human enhancement, the bio-technology industry and the global capitalization of sport, which have become highly contested areas.”

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