Christine Borland: Progressive Disorder

Christine Borland: Progressive Disorder
Library Shelf Location ABC-BORL
Publication Date 2001

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff.

Progressive Disorder is an extensive and fascinating document of Christine Borland's exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts in November 1999. This body of work comprised five projects that developed from the artist's period of research with geneticists, medical sociologists and biochemists at Glasgow and Dundee Universities. The publication brings together photographs and texts from the exhibition along with background information relating to the projects themselves. These compelling works employ a variety of materials used in DNA research to explore issues of morality, mortality, individuality and the construction of identity. Utilizing the stunning aesthetics of the most basic living forms, including a jellyfish whose DNA is used in human genetic research - Progressive Disorder charts the gap between that which cannot be rationalized by science nor expressed by art.

As part of BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market 2018 the Women Artists of the North East Library had a one-day residency in BALTIC Library researching the collection for records of exhibitions and projects by women artists associated with the North East. The documents found were pulled out of the collections to form a new online reading list of BALTIC Library. This also contributed to the Women Artists North East Library’s research.

This book now forms part of that reading list

ISBN 187069953X
Quantity 1
Pages 72
Authors Katrina M Brown, Jonathan Jones
Format Hardcover
Publishers Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Book Works, London
Related Artist Christine Borland
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Installation, Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Identity, Genetics, Science, Morality, Women Artists of the North East Library: Reading/Viewing List
Artist's Nationality British/UK, Scottish
Language English

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