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virus/viridae

This exhibit encompasses an outline of viruses, presented as mosaic installations. Using a bow and arrow, one can shoot at a target board depicting various viruses. As a consequence of this, at first seemingly obscure idea, highly esthetic images of a microcosm unfold. Photos taken of viruses, using state-of-the-art electrode microscopes, reveal various viral components, although the exact structure and position of lipids, protein chains or membranes, as yet, remains to be discovered. The mosaics of viruses are presented on a large scale and depicted in a virtual fashion. The HI virus is an orange ball made of Tiffany glass, using rusty, metal fragments from Vienna’s Central Cemetery. SARS, for instance, is composed of Tiffany glass, Chinese chopsticks and gold-plated fragments of a Taiwanese teapot. The range of materials utilized includes tesserae from Rome, Celtic pottery shards, things washed ashore from Indonesia, and the likes of blue granite from Brazil.

target

digital print on high-gloss paper

marksman and target

digital print on high-gloss paper

arenaviridae

tiffany glass, glass tiles, flotsam, granite, breccia and keltische scherben auf einer betonplatte

adenoviridae

tiffany glass on plaster in a iron frame

coronaviridae

tiffany glass, keltische scherben und goldsmati, blattvergoldet auf einer betonplatte mit teilen einer chinesischen teekanne

leukaemia

tiffany glass on a carrying plate

hiv

wrought-iron pieces from the viennese central cementary and tiffany glass on an iron plate

flaviviridae

tiffany glass, celtic shardes on plaster in an iron ring

raptoviridae

tiffany glass on plaster in an iron frame

poxiviridae

tesserae and tiffany glass on a carrying plate

paramyxoviridae

tiffany glass on plaster in an iron frame

picornaviridae

flotsam on a carrying plate

herpesviridae

tesserae on a carrying plate

papoviridae

gold-plated iron corpus

retroviridae

granite and tesserae on a carrying plate

filoviridae

3 stucco pieces (whitewashed) and crystal balls on plaster in a iron frame