Mutagenesis

Jeanette Stok

Ivory St Window, Artisan, Fortitude Valley

6 March – 22 May, 2017

Living cells follow a set of rules and programed sequences in order to replicate and grow. However, when this program is disrupted a multitude of unexpected changes can occur. Sometimes beneficial, sometimes destructive. In a similar way, embroideries are traditionally produced in a symmetrical or highly ordered way; they create patterns by adhering to a prescribed system. Replicating embroidery with wire demonstrates how the patterns, and any changes, can become permanent and fixed, an adapted, mutated form that is fundamentally different to its intended purpose.

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Photo credit for banner photo: Michelle Vine

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