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Primtiae


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Primtiae


This series of (human blood-derived) albumen prints are titled Primitiae (2015), alluding to their subject. Current scientific research suggests that bombardment by meteorites over 4 billion years ago could prove to be the origin of the requisite building blocks for the production of biological life on Earth (which implies this could happen elsewhere in the Universe). I have inserted my biological material–a set of specific DNA sequences–into images taken through the microscope of the interior structure of meteorites, thereby altering (glitching) their form.

Echoes of Alakiwohoch (2014) is a reminder of our material connection to the broader Universe, of our celestial origins, and the possibility of life burgeoning elsewhere. Moreover, it is an aural reminder of the permeability and mutability of our natal planet, as it bathes in a continuous shower of extraterrestrial matter.