Potentials, 2015 – 16

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I have been conducting ongoing research breeding and studying fruit flies, starting with 2 flies found in my studio and having grown exponentially. The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) serves as a model organism within genetic research, due to the simplicity of the fly gene structure and its rapid life cycle, where knowledge gained through its study can be applied to humans. It is also a common household pest. Working with the rapid reproduction of the flies while attempting to contain them I examine the fear that is created by the flies as contagion. In presenting this work, I moved my studio workspace to the Gothenburg Konsthall and the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin.

 

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Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany. 2016. Interactive installation and performance.
Lab workspace, live fruit flies contained in jars, 11 videos played on televisions and tablets, 2 projections, digital microscope, photos, drawings, notes, readings and diagrams etc. Interactive sound installation in collaboration with ART+COM Explore.

 

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Gothenburg Konsthall. 2015. Installation. Lab workspace, live fruit flies contained in jars, 6 videos, sound, usb microscope, fly traps, photos, drawings, notes and diagrams etc.