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First satisfied customer from The mutant genome project, 1994-

type C photograph
79.6 × 80.0 cm (image) 90.2 × 117.0 cm (sheet)
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Michaels Camera and Video on the occasion of the inaugural Still Photography? conference, 1995
� Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
'First satisfied customer' is part of Piccinini's so-called series 'The Mutant Genome Project' in which she explores issues raised by genetic engineering. Using new digital imaging technologies that allow a seamless manipulation of reality, Piccinini creates a witty and disturbing new 'reality' in which people can order purpose built babies. According to the fictitious flyer that accompanies the image:"... highly trained technicians [can] work with you to design, conceive and incubate the child you desire with all the features it needs.. [including] a variety of useful chemicals for enhanced living".