Relative Velocity Inspiration Device

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  • Relative Velocity Inspiration Device

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  • The Relative Velocity Inscription Device is a live scientific experiment in the form of an automated electronic installation in which Paul Vanouse literally races skin-colour genes from his Jamaican-American family against one another. Vanouse’s work Operational Fictions/The Relative Velocity Inscription Device explores peculiar intersections of “big-science” and popular culture. It addresses complex issues raised by varied new technologies through these very technologies. These Operational Fictions are hybrid entities — simultaneously functional machines and fanciful representations — which are intended to resonate in the equally hyper-real context of the contemporary landscape. Contextualizing this work are previous projects involving human genomics such as Cult of the New Eve and his current project Latent Figure Protocol.

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