In Search of Chemozoa – new artwork responding to research into cancer across species premieres at Aspex Portsmouth
|Published: 4th July 2021 13:30|
Aspex, Portsmouth’s art gallery, are pleased to present the premiere of a new work developed during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and Aspex. In Search of Chemozoa is a multi-channel video by boredom research which responds to new therapeutic approaches centred on managing rather than curing cancer. The exhibition takes place until 25 July 2021 as part of the 40th anniversary year programme at Aspex.
In Search of Chemozoa is a poetic response to world leading research studying cancer across species. Combining computer animation with film from inside laboratories and in natural environments, boredomresearch presents ideas for an alternative cultural understanding of cancer. Informed by interviews with over 20 scientists, the film presents an original view of the relationship between the latest cancer research and developing theories about biomedical and ecological health.