An Immortal Double

‘In this series, the focus shifts from the landscape to the laboratory, as a place of change’ – to ‘the monitoring, simulation and direct modification of natural processes’ (Shifting Nature, 2001, p.104). The photographs in An Immortal Double – completed in 1996 just before the announcement of the cloning of ‘Dolly the sheep’ – refer to a range of research being undertaken in New Zealand at the time, including DNA analysis, plant cloning, and testing plant growth in high-CO2 environments.

All images are selenium-, gold-, ferric- or sulphide-toned silver gelatin prints. Dimensions vary.

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