Implant

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Credit: Florian Voggeneder

Eric Dyer (US)

Implant symbolizes an imaginary, drastically enlarged medical device. Motivated by his concerns about a genetic retinal disease transmitted by his family’s DNA, artist Eric Dyer has closely followed developments in gene therapy, including the controversial practice of introducing healthy genes into the body via viruses. Implant brings out the paradoxical threat and promise of leading-edge, anatomically invasive and potentially widespread medical practices. Installation visitors exploring the cylindrical spinning sculpture with hand-held strobe lights are in for some surprises inside: thousands of colorful, fluffy and uncanny nanobots.

Credits: Imaging Research Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, USA Creative Capital