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 

"LIGHT OF REASON AND DEAD BUTTERFLIES" by Soyo Lee

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 tierheim@gmail.com for information. 

Exhibition open through Friday, March 21, 2008. 

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