De-Computing DNA, 2014
This project was about De-Computing DNA. De-Computing is all about analysing an object, a process or an idea, taking it apart and putting it together in a new way.
In terms of DNA we wanted to De-Compute the replication process of the DNA, which in nature is done by the Helicase and Polymerase enzymes. We explored what would happen if we imitated this process by having a human duplicate sounds and images over and over using degenerative photocopying and recording techniques.
This resulted in a cell mutation icebox happening. In the box were various devices, each showing an image or sequence cycling through a transformative mutation sequence. As the mutation animations were all looped, they evoked the repetitive and recursive nature of cell replication and genetic coding sequences.
In collaboration with
Mao Yan Lu