Expression Repression (The Missing Story) 2016
Stoneware Clay and Cut Books
Photography courtesy of New Art Centre.
This work explores society’s relationship with data and abstracted information, in particular genetic data. How should we as a society or individual read our genetic profiles and how does it help us in understanding ourselves?
Books have been rendered obsolete, having been sawn in two. The story they told, now half told, is indecipherable. We cannot read our identity from our DNA like a story. The other half is missing. These installations refer to the necessary editing processes in order to attain knowledge and information from certain systems.
Torn ceramics have been inserted into this genetic system that record the history of human touch and its own making upon its surface. Their inclusion between the pages represent the lost story, symbolic of our own history and fashioning. They serve...