Soyo Lee: MFA Thesis Show

Soyo Lee: MFA Thesis Show

Bruggeman Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, RPI Campus, Troy, NY

March 3, 2008 6:00 PM - March 21, 2008

Opening reception on Monday, March 3, 6:00 PM  with Research Presentation at 6:30 PM 


About the Exhibit: 

How did a cabbage white butterfly of the twenty first century came to
flap its wings? Is there a chance they acquired this behavior by watching
plants move through time and space? Is there even a chance that
butterflies came out of plants as an extension of their rhizosphere? I do
not expect these speculations to be prophetic or factual. These questions
may prove to be false. I am making initial discoveries in a biology
laboratory, the right place in my mind for looking at my living art
device. This process is not a failed science experiment that turned to
fantasy and dream. It is a carefully considered protest toward the bodies
of knowledge I inherited.

About the Artist:

Soyo Lee is an artist and researcher whose interest is to interpret
standardized research methodologies in the natural sciences as a
strategic storytelling device. She is currently working on a comparative
study of one insect (Pieris Rapae) and one plant (Oxalis Regnelli)
species, to exemplify how form and function emerge in living thing.

Please contact Soyo Lee at for information. 

Exhibition open through Friday, March 21, 2008. 

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