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- Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
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1 portrait sculpture : 3-D print ; 20 x 15 x 15 cm
"To make this imaginary portrait, Dewey-Hagborg sequenced the DNA from discarded cigarette butts, hair and gum to find genetic markers that influence physical appearance. Her portrait is deliberately fictional: genetics alone cannot reveal exactly what we look like. However, the artwork explores issues of privacy and our expectations of what is possible from genetics."--From Being Human exhibition caption.
Portrait bust and suitcase containing object with DNA sample.
Exhibited in 'Being Human' at Wellcome Collection, London from 5th September 2019.
Wellcome Collection no. 3162358i