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Nell Tenhaaf: Fit/Unfit, Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Langill, Caroline (2003) Nell Tenhaaf: Fit/Unfit, Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. Canadian Art, 20 (4). p. 95. ISSN 08253854


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Nell Tenhaaf's recent survey, "Fit/Unfit," at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, illustrates how her work tracks both the evolution of genetic engineering and our relationship to the concurrent progress of digital technologies. When Celera Genomics and the Human Genome Project announced a working draft of the genome in June of 2000, they realized that it would take some time to rearrange the parts list that they had identified into the actual sequence of the genome itself. Tenhaaf offers a counter-narrative to their unfinished story that also adds issues of gender and mythology. Her machines and images provide access to scientific constructs that often elude us. Over the past two decades she has undertaken a critique of science and its illusions of objectified knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 18:24
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 19:30
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1242

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