"SOFT SCIENCE: Embracing Animal" by KATHY HIGH

"SOFT SCIENCE: Embracing Animal" by KATHY HIGH

Date posted: 2005-01-07 11:59:00

The installation "Embracing Animal" will consist of a series of four "tube-scope" video sculptures reflecting the possibilities of trans- animals. Four mini-LCD monitor (2") situated in the bottom of 40" high test tubes are seated on steel bases. On the mini monitors play videos of animal/people interchanges, transitions and transformations. Alongside this display is a expanded cage housing transgenic rats who trigger the video DVD loops. Sculpted rat heads also on display honor the "dispensed ones". How do we identify and transform? What is our animal nature? This installation honors our confused relationship and exchange with animals. It celebrates both our kinship with transgenic animals (perhaps the most literal exchange as they house our DNA) and the work they do to cure our illnesses with our body parts and theirs. Through a process of empathy, identification and care, in a gesture of a small revolt, High cares for the sick society has made sick. Mary Feaster Original Music Jack Naughton Metal Design Bill Jones Glass Blower Olivia Robinson DVD Programmer Claude Shannon Installation Overseer For further information contact: Abigail Ross Director/Curator judi rotenberg gallery, LLC 130 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 p: 617-437-1518 www.judirotenberg.com www.artnet.com/rotenberggallery or: Kathy High kittyhigh@earthlink.net

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