Laura Splan: Unraveling
August 15–October 31, 2020
"Unraveling" features new animations created with molecular visualization software and SARS-CoV-2 related structures projected in BioBAT’s 15,000 square foot “Dark Space”. The solo exhibition also includes new textiles and video work in progress that will continue throughout Laura Splan’s nine month residency at BioBAT Art Space. The molecular animations were developed in remote collaboration with biotech company Integral Molecular for her uCity Science Center Bioart Residency while “sheltering in place” for COVID-19. The work in the exhibition is part of "Precarious Structures", Splan’s new project that explores the interconnectedness of cultural and biological systems during the coronavirus pandemic. Splan’s interdisciplinary studio practice often uses textiles materialities and gestures such as unraveling and weaving to understand the structures that form entangled precarity. This exhibition is the first installment of a series of programming that will be presented both online and at BioBAT Art Space during Splan’s residency to engage audiences in discussion of the complex underpinnings of this global health crisis.
Project support provided by The uCity Science Center Bioart Residency, Integral Molecular, and The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. Additional exhibition support provided by Esther Klein Gallery.
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