BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project is a hybrid performance/installation incorporating live 'wet biology' practices in a contemporary biotech display home. It was first presented in August 2006 at the FCA Gallery, University of Wollongong. Procedures such as extraction of plant DNA, culturing of live insect cells and knitting of salmon DNA fibres are used to explore reproductive futures and biotechnologies. This paper seeks to explore the concepts of 'presence' and 'stillness' in the performance and sound design of BioHome. Theories of 'presence' in performance are examined alongside a discussion of the compositional process involved in this collaborative project between the two authors.