This animation, the result of a collaboration with immunologist Dr Neil Dufton, presents the inflammation process using footage of human performers. Generated in an interactive film set, these animations chart the escalation from fly bite to full scale engagement. Battle of Blister shows the never-ending battle between bacteria and the body. As part of a collaboration with NEoN Digital Arts Festival taking place November 9-13 in venues across Dundee, Genetic Moo will talk about their work, their collaboration with scientists, and their use of digital media to create interactive installations.
This event is part of the Silent Signal exhibition at LifeSpace at the University of Dundee until 26 November 2016.
The exhibition Silent Signal is the result of a project in which artists working with animation were brought together with six biomedical scientists, initiated by Animate Projects. Six video animation artworks represent a more scientific perspective on topics such as immunology, diseases, genetics, cells and sleeplessness, aiming to generate new ways of thinking about the human body. The works by boredomresearch (AfterGlow), Genetic Moo (Battle of Blister), Eric Schockmel (Immunecraft), Samantha Moore (Loop), Charlie Tweed (The Signal and the Noise) and Ellie Land (Sleepless) were created especially for Silent Signal. Their works all take on a very different form of animation art to be sometimes explanatory, while at other times being rather playful or abstract.