ERV Therapy Unit X
A social sculpture that provides a place for conversations about gene therapy and its challenges. More images.
Artist: Wendy Wobeser
Sins of Our Fathers
Reflections about our relationships with Endogenous Retroviruses and how they shaped us as humans. More images.
Artists: Mario Ostrowski, Elizabeth Greisman & Wendy Wobeser
SHADOW | PROOF HOUSE
A site-specific, audience-interactive art installation/performance work. Individual audience members utilize an app that manipulates the soundscape within the installation.Artist: Hortense Gerardo
Sins of our Fathers
Reflections about our relationships with Endogenous Retroviruses and how they shaped us as humans. More photos.
Artists: Mario Ostrowski and Elizabeth Greisman & Wendy Wobeser
The work examines the influence of poverty both financial and intellectual in one's ability to access novel therapies.
The global response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa was an influence and helped to crystallize the pressures of medical urgencies when a number of lives are imminently at stake.
Wood, wool and copper sculpture. Retroviruses are represented by copper wires covering a wool core representing the intricate structure necessary for integrating with the host genome.
The major artistic influence of this work is Joseph Beuys whose interest was in the conducting properties of copper and insulating properties of wool thread.
This piece reflects on the therapeutic balance in medicine, which also requires a finely woven interplay between conduction and insulation
Finding Immunity to HIV/AIDS in DNA
Two banners illustrating a naturally occurring DNA mutation that results in immunity to HIV infection. The piece is accompanied by informational cards discussing DNA sequencing and AIDS treatment.
Artist: Emei Ma