Project Description

DNA: The Future Life of Objects

Exhibition: January 26th to March 10th 2019
Opening event: Thursday, January 31st at 6:30 p.m., open to all

Press Release

This exhibition is produced by Martin Racine, Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University. This exhibition, which seeks to question the mode of production and consumption of everyday objects, encourages reflection on the durability and obsolescence of objects of industrial manufacture as opposed to objects of artisanal or small series production.

This exhibition began with the elaboration of a manifesto that proposes a reflection on the future life of objects. Thus, a question was raised; since each living cell on earth has the molecular sources, i.e. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), can we imagine a future in which artificial objects would encrypt a genetic code? This exhibition therefore offers an idealistic and critical look at objects and their future. The visitor is called upon to manipulate interactive objects or to play the role of a scientist while observing the internal organs of an object using a 3D scanner or X-rays.

A Cultural Mediation Activity

Sunday, March 3rd, 1 pm

  • Guided tour with the exhibition curator, Martin Racine.

open to all
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