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Stillness and Presence in the Performance and Sound Design of 'BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project'

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Fargher, C. A. & Narushima, T. "Stillness and Presence in the Performance and Sound Design of ''BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project''." Proceedings of Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE) Conference: Stillness. Ed. S. Worden, L. Green & P. Thomas. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology, 2007. 60-67.

Start Page


  • 60

End Page


  • 67

Place Of Publication


  • http://mass.nomad.net.au/wp-content/uploads/cade/CADEproceedings/CADE_2007.pdf

Abstract


  • 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.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Fargher, C. A. & Narushima, T. "Stillness and Presence in the Performance and Sound Design of ''BioHome: The Chromosome Knitting Project''." Proceedings of Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE) Conference: Stillness. Ed. S. Worden, L. Green & P. Thomas. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University of Technology, 2007. 60-67.

Start Page


  • 60

End Page


  • 67

Place Of Publication


  • http://mass.nomad.net.au/wp-content/uploads/cade/CADEproceedings/CADE_2007.pdf