Genetic Automata: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy,
Site Gallery, Sheffield
Preview: Tuesday 15 October, 6 – 8pm
16 Oct 2019 – 10 Nov 2019
Genetic Automata is a new work by artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy.
Referencing the history of the theory of evolution, and the relationship between Darwin and his taxidermy teacher John Edmonstone, a freed slave, the work takes the form of a video installation combining animation, spoken word and text interspersed with microscopic topographies of varied shades of skin, digital renditions of skin from video games, and film footage of taxidermied bird life from Darwin’s bird skin collection at the Natural History Museum.
Genetic Automata is supported by the Elephant Trust and Arts Council England
Originally commissioned by Arts Catalyst, London