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I:DNA – Imagining Futures

I:DNA is a multimedia installation with a huge aluminium sculpture as its centrepiece, forming a journey through the lives of those affected by genetic conditions. A film and evocative soundscape create an arresting and thought-provoking event. I:DNA has toured Oxford, Coventry, the British Science Festival and Millennium Point, Birmingham.  I:DNA is currently at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.

New poetry performed by writers as a response to I:DNA. Watch the event – from Warwick Arts Centre.  Click here: Spoken word event January 2022.  This is part of the Resonate Festival. See our video here with poet Nigel Hutchinson.

Read more at the University of Warwick I:DNA page, and leave feedback – click here.  

We are thrilled to be here as part of the Leamington Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary year to share this interactive installation at a time with genetic medicine is at the forefront of new research. 

Please contact the Gallery for information on opening times and other details. 

Watch our film to see more here.

Statistics tell us that the average person is a carrier of at least one inherited genetic condition, yet many people are unaware of this, or the implications of genetic conditions for the health and wellbeing of affected families. Dr Felicity Boardman undertook extensive interviews with families affected by the most common inherited genetic conditions including Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Fragile X Syndrome, Thalassemia and Haemophilia, as well as families affected by undiagnosed genetic conditions.

STAMP Artistic Director Claudette Bryanston says: “STAMP has a unique approach to each project and the process by which we arrived at the finished installation is a hugely important part of I:DNA. This collaboration between the creative arts and social science shines a light on how we all view health and encourages everyone to have a conversation about disability and life choices.”

As well as the touring installation, a short documentary film reveals the fascinating approach to the process of making the work:

Artist Esther Appleyard-Fox with BRiGHTBLaCK have also created a complementary digital game from the same research – called iDNAKnowing.