Sphere of Being
The installation "Sphere of Being" expresses
the twin themes of communication and universality.
A stainless-steel sphere suspended from the ceiling carries the pattern
of the human genetic code as perforations in its surface. This pattern
is projected by a strong light onto the interior of the building and also
onto the visitors passing through the space, creating a galaxy of projected
particles of light.
The genetic code used to generate the pattern of perforations in the sphere
is in fact a universal metaphor for the whole of humanity, as the vast
majority of our genetic architecture is common to all human beings. The
differences that give rise to personal identity are tiny in comparison.
Our genes are also agents of communication, as they transmit genetic information
from generation to generation.
The visitor enters a surreal universe, in which his individuality becomes
part of the installation, reacting to and communicating with universal
humanity. The medium of this communion is light.
The intensity of the light installation is controlled by sensors which
react to the presence of bodies entering the space. The more people that
enter the space, the brighter the illumination, and the genetic code is
projected with greater contrast onto the moving
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