…(y)ou have entered into the heart of a research project as a core participant. You were at once subject and object, (experimenting on) your very “ground-state” – your own material [i]
This project came about through the intersection of three seemingly disparate topics. The first of these was my on-going research into the “pluripotent”[ii] characteristics of adult stem cells; the second was recent theories in the area of mitochondrial DNA[iii] and the third my rediscovery of two of my grandmother’s favourite books. Whilst each of these subjects has individual significance, together, they became the starting-point for the artwork: “Changing Fates[iv]_matrilineal”.