Hox Zodiac was inspired by the properties of the Homeobox genes which essentially define body regions in all animals as well as humans -- introduced to me by my collaborator on this project, neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan.
The goal is to entice the audience with these fascinating genes that are responsible for many different variations of legs, arms and other parts of the body exist in the animal kingdom. The hox gene also plays a role in many dynamic changes in human development and continues to be an important subject for scientific exploration in the areas of brain development, body patterning, and variation across species. My intent to create and experiential space that relates the idea that we are all interconnected and share the same gene led us to evolve this project into a participatory art project in the form of a dinner table.
Exhibitions + Events
- Beta Dinner @ UCLA Art | Sci Center, Los Angeles, CA, December 4th, 2014
- MOCA Taipei, Taiwan, November 25th, 2013 – January 25th, 2014
- Microwave International New Media Arts Festival ALCHEMY, School of Creative Media, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Hong Kong, October 29th – November 15th, 2012
- Installation, INDAF, Incheon International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea, August 7th, 2009