Metamodel.DNA

Metamodel.DNA
three models, 3D-printed PLA plastic, DNA data
2016

Metamodel.DNA (bacteroides fragilis ~ homo sapiens)
Metamodel.DNA (lactobacillius rhamnosus ~ homo sapiens)
Metamodel.DNA (clostridium difficile ~ homo sapiens)

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Metamodel.DNA uses data pertaining to both the DNA of homo sapiens, and that of bacteria commonly found within the human body. This was then algorithmically processed, combined, and reformed into a 3d-model, then printed. Complex, dense, and wrapped in fine threads, the works articulate a fragile and tenuous connection between the interdependence of humans with technologies and other forms of life. The work also questions the process of working with data in order to create aesthetic outcomes, attempting to create a rendering that conveys aspects of the relations between data sources that is not apparent within the data itself.

metamodel.dna_lactobacillius-rhamnosus_angle

metamodel.dna_clostridium-difficile_angle

metamodel.dna_bacteroides-fragilis_angle

metamodel.dna_bacterioids-fragilis_detail

metamodel.dna_clostridium-difficile_detail

metamodel.dna_lactobacillius-rhamnosus_detail

metamodel.dna_lactobacillius-rhamnosus_detail2

Documentation photos with thanks to Denis Beaubois