Fitzwilliam Museum, 2017-18
‘Twilight’, 15 February 2017
‘The Revival Light Drawings’, 21 November 2017 – 14 January 2018
The light drawings created for both an evening event and a solo exhibition in the Greece and Rome Gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, have developed from an ongoing dialogue with Rothamsted Research, the longest running agricultural research centre in the world. These works take as their starting point the remarkable scientific advancement of a plant called Camelina. Scientists at Rothamsted have transferred genes from marine micro-organisms into the seedpods of Camelina, thereby creating a land-based source of omega-3 fish oils. Drawings of plant life and scientific diagrams were projected onto walls and sculptures within the collection including a bust of Antinous and a magnificent but faceless caryatid that formed part of the Temple of Demeter, the Greek Goddess of Agriculture.
Photos: Tom Mannion