Mammoth Blood

[person_by] Frank van der Stok

January 2020

On the New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths. The Siberians risk their lives to find the ivory, which is traded at exorbitant prices. In the thawing permafrost they happen upon an exceptionally well-preserved mammoth carcass, complete with blood and fur. This triggers the interest of genetic scientists whose dream is to resurrect this prehistoric animal. This will be the first step in the next great technological revolution. Is our world about to change?

Frank van der Stok
Frank van der Stok (b. 1967) is a curator, editor, essayist and intermediary for artists and art institutions. He also works as an editor and producer of artists’ books.


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