"Despite its multiple death certificates then, painting refuses to stay buried. However, it must now engage in the same hybridization and ‘morphing’ that confronts the human, adopting technologies and prostheses that were, in the days of high modernism’s ‘purity’ and ‘truth to medium’ considered anathema. Rather than ‘painting’ as that stable modernist entity of ‘colored mud on a flat surface’, we must think of hybrid art forms that occupy the cultural space painting once filled. That cultural space may today be occupied by a billboard, by web-based streaming video, or by genetically-altered light sensitive bioorganisms that transfer images to a plane surface. The space of “painting” is only vestigially that - it is instead an appetite, a site, a locus of visual power we allocate to cultural forms"