LEA Digital Media Exhibition Platform
SUMMER EXHIBITION: CHRIS MEIGH-ANDREWS, ‘IN DARWIN’S GARDEN’
Meigh-Andrews’ latest project is a site-specific, web-based installation on the grounds of Down House – the family home of naturalist Charles Darwin – in Kent, England.
This project takes as its focus an old mulberry tree growing at back of the house, which serves to represent the relationship between the domestic life of the Darwin Family, the garden as a site for Charles Darwin’s careful and systematic observation of natural processes that he drew on in developing his theory of Natural Selection, and the slow but inevitable change in the cycle of life and the seasons.
The work has been developed by the artist with the collaboration and assistance of Alan Summers (University of Chester) and Rowan Blaik (Head gardener, Down House).
Digital Media Curator, Leonardo Electronic Almanac
Director and Senior Curator, Kasa Gallery
Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art