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Stranger visions.

Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
  • 3-D Objects

About this work



Physical description

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.

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in 'Being Human' at Wellcome Collection, London from 5th September 2019.


Wellcome Collection no. 3162358i


  • English

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