DNA / The Future Life of Objects by Martin Racine

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From: October 31 – December 9, 2016

Location: FOFA Gallery,
1515 St-Catherine st. West
Montréal, H3G 2W1

Vernissage: November 3, 2016, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is free

Originating from a major 3 year Research-Creation team project funded by the FRQSC, this research project presents a reflection on the Future Life of Objects, based on the metaphor of a biological research lab focusing on the study of DNA.

What do a human, a flower, and a bacterium have in common? Each of these things —along with every other organism on Earth — contains the molecular instructions for life, called deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. Encoded within this DNA are the directions for traits as diverse as the colour of a person’s eyes, the scent of a rose, and the way in which bacteria propagate to infect a lung cell.

Just as DNA is found in nearly every living cell, can we imagine a future where even artificial objects encrypt a genetic code ?

This research will be presented through an interactive exhibition at the FOFA Gallery in November 2016. The expo discloses a critical and somewhat subversive point of view on the world of objects, where the visitor is invited to manipulate distorted interactive objects, or play the role of a scientific investigator called on to discover the interior organs of an object, through hand held scanners and X-Rays.

More info at: DNA / The Future of Life Objects

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