Subtle Thresholds - The representational taxonomies of disease - Fritha Langerman
SUBTLE THRESHOLDS - THE REPRESENTATIONAL TAXONOMIES OF DISEASE
Scanning Electron Microscope prints in trefoil and quatrefoil frames.
Perspex virus light boxes.
Animal faeces collected from various pet shops, farms and zoos in the greater Cape Town area. Images produced by at UCT's Electron Microscope Unit, by a Scanning Electron Microscope: 10 μm at 1000 - 2000 x magnification. Faeces, the ultimate feared site of contamination, become beguiling landscapes. Prints are framed in trefoil and quatrefoil frames, derived from medieval cathedral windows and labelled with Latin species names, eluding the uninitiated viewer.