Alba [35]

Alba is a cuddly albino rabbit that hops around, snuffles its nose and munches carrots just like any other rabbit. Turn off the lights, switch on the ultra violet lamps and it becomes GFP Bunny, a transgenic artwork. Alba, Spanish for dawn, is both alien and cuddly. Turn on the UV light and she changes from loveable family pet to a disconcerting vision of the future, a science fiction pet with a green glow emanating from every cell, from her paws, her whiskers, and especially her eyes. She is the product of Eduardo Kac's imagination. An artist who has produced two exhibits based on GFP technology, GFP Bunny and The Eighth Day. They are both part of his Creation Trilogy.

FIG 1: Alba bunny