You Never Held It at the Right Angle
I’ve been fascinated by the advent of genetic engineering technologies like CRISPR Cas9 as a cogent parallel to the longstanding themes in my work that examines fragments and boundaries conceptually and physically. I often conflate the architecture of the interior body and the broader views of world maps and constructed barriers, incorporating the vibrant hues and intense chroma of the colored gels used in microscopic visualization. Replacing even a snippet of information to redirect a protein creates a chain of events; likewise, the removal of a community, however small, reverberates into future generations, as does changing the location or character of a boundary between countries or even neighborhoods.
You can find my interview with the curator of this exhibition on the Links page