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Biomorpha 3D; First response to the art residency at Reuter Laboratory, UCL

Biomorpha 3D, 2017 Variable dimensions Mixed media: digital prints on acetate, magnets, video This installation is the first response to my artist residency at the Reuter Laboratory at UCL. Dr Max Reuter and his team use fruit flies and yeast to conduct research into the forces that drive and constrain evolution. This first part of the residency has been quite challenging for me. I have spent the last two years thinking about genetics as a subject for art; now I spend my time with research scientists who must develop a very deep understanding of a very specific part of genetics. I created these artworks to reflect my experience of their experience of science. I have used a combination of images taken through microscopy and images of a 3D version of the Confined Mutations / Biomorpha digital lifeform. They are deconstructed, defocused and decontextualized so that detail is enhanced but context is lost. Some microscopy images are of fruit fly cocoons, others are of biop