Tuesday, November 18, 2008

LIMINAL: DIABETICS + ARSENIC

This exhibition presents a body of work that has been developed at the threshold of art and science. Leah Heiss has spent the past 10 months working with nanotechnologists to develop wearable artworks that address the emotional in therapeutic design. The outcome is a collection of jewellery scale artefacts and vessels which are both delicate yet compelling in their curative applications.

Two primary collections will be exhibited during liminal: diabetes + arsenic. Diabetes is a range of jewellery which allow insulin to be administered through the skin, replacing syringes. Arsenic encompasses a series of vessels which act to remove arsenic from water and are designed for people travelling through areas where arsenic is prevalent in well water (e.g. India, Bangladesh, United States).

Until 22 November, Monday – Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday, 2 pm – 5 pm RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne. For more information, contact (03) 9925 1717 or email: rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au or go to www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery

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