The installation will include larger than life-sized models of biological imaging machines as well as genetic sequencing equipment. It will simulate not only the collection of data from our own bodies but also the sampling of data from other organisms by a speculative pharmaceutical company: ‘Ophiux’
In conjunction with the exhibition, Holder will deliver a Study Day that will take place on Saturday 29 October, 2-6pm at Murray Edwards College, New Hall, University of Cambridge, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, details of which will be announced soon.
Ophiux is located across two sites with the main exhibition platform at Wysing Arts Centre, and aspects of Joey Holder’s research for the project shown at AND/OR Gallery, London from 14 October-12 November, 2016. The film has been co-commissioned by Deptford X where it will premiere at their festival in September 2016, followed by a tour to other arts and science venues across the UK to be announced at a later date.
The exhibition is made possible with a generous grant from the Arts Council England and in partnership with AND/OR Gallery.