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January 21, 2010 - March 1, 2010
‘transgenesis’ is a solo exhibition of digitally printed textiles and crafted objects by Julie Ryder that explores her continuing interest and investigation into the links between art and science. Following on from her 2005 ANAT Synapse Artist in Residence at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Ryder has turned her attention from the mysteries of the plant underworld to explore our fears surrounding genetic modification and engineering.
Ryder focuses on the controversial debates about genetically modified organisms, in particular the plants and products that are finding their way into our supermarkets, and investigates the socio-political and economic forces behind them. Our fears about the genetic manipulation of nature and the reverberating consequences it will impose on all levels of life as we know it, are highlighted through Ryder’s digital creations. By fusing highly magnified images of grains and pollen created by scanning electron microscopy together with those from other species, Ryder creates her own cloned species that seem fantastic but could in fact be futuristic phylogenies.
Ryder investigates issues concerning labelling, biodiversity and the commodification of genetic information through the mixed-media installation ‘transgenesis’ to promote awareness and debate on this highly emotive issue.
This exhibition was first shown at Craft Victoria in 2007.
For further information on Julie Ryder, please Click here.
Closing party and floor talk on Saturday 27th February at 3pm