Hereditary Allegories
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Hereditary Allegories

50 cages with tables,
30 mice,
1 canary, 2 chairs,
videotape,
~400 digital prints
dimensions variable
1995

Thirty mice and a canary create the stage for a series of stories/case studies in genetics. Each text presents a central issue of genetic research and then adds a twist to take the reader into theoretical possibilities that question the underlying conventions and assumptions of scientific/cultural practice. Commissioned by Capp Street Project.