In a quest to aestheticize an invisible reality, I explored different theories in history seeking for ultimate wisdom (like Pythagorean Theory of Music and Colour and the Platonic solids) to find a formula to translate the genetic code into music and colour.
Upon completing the translation formula, I've applied it to the DNA sequence of a living organism, starting with the most common model organism in biology, a Drosophila Melanogaster (fruit fly).
The system used is, not only a combination of different theories to investigate the desire to find an order in the world, but also as a triggering force to arrive to a particular aesthetic - I manipulate the formula depending on the effect I want to archive). The manipulation can be understood as an alchemist attempt to find some kind of incantation, and also as a pseudo-scientific exercise, where non-testable claims and relations are vague and lacking credibility.
Translation of the genetic code, 2006-2008
DRAWING, SOUND, PERFORMANCE
map of genetic chords #1, 85 x 105 cm, watercolour pencil on brown paper, 2008
map of genetic chords #3, 81 x 62 cm, watercolour on brown paper, 2008
list of standard amino-acids inside an icosahedron, 35 x 35 cm each, watercolour pencil on brown paper, 2008
map of genetic chords #2, 50 x 120 cm, watercolour pencil on brown paper, 2008