The 'Five Years' publication catalogues all the exhibitions presented at NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, UK from 2012-2017. Louise Clarke was commissioned to make a new artwork as part of a group exhibition 'Climbing The Double Helix' which celebrated the centenary of the birth of Northampton-born Francis Crick. Crick along with James Watson, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962 for the discovery of the DNA molecule. Other artists in the exhibition also making unique new works were Liz Collini and Heather Dewey-Hagborg. 'Louise Clarke created an immersive fibre optic installation of cascading ponytails and an exterior piece in the windows of the gallery, using reflective vinyl to reference hair that is carried down through the generations both genetically and culturally through lockets.' - Catherine Hemelryk.
Louise Clarke was commissioned to make two new art works specifically for this exhibition. One utilised fibre optics, drawing with them in a light based installation and the other work activated the windows of the gallery as a locket offering the public an opportunity to take photographs of themselves with a variety of different hair pieces.
Citation : Clarke, L. (2017) Climbing The Double Helix. Five Years, published by NN Contemporary Art
ISBN : 978-0-9957001-4-7
Research Group : Fine Art Practices
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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