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Subtle Thresholds - The representational taxonomies of disease - Fritha Langerman

SUBTLE THRESHOLDS - THE REPRESENTATIONAL TAXONOMIES OF DISEASE
2009
Fritha Langerman

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 quattrefoil frames, derived from medieval cathedral windows and labelled with Latin species names, eluding the uninitiated viewer.

Photo of "Subtle Threshholds SEM trefoil" artwork by Fritha Langerman

 

Photo of "Subtle Threshholds SEM quattrefoil" artwork by Fritha Langerman

 

Photo of "Subtle Threshholds SEM quattrefoil" artwork by Fritha Langerman

 

Photo of "Subtle Threshholds" virus lightboxl artwork by Fritha Langerman

 

Photo of "Subtle Threshhold" virus lightbox artwork by Fritha Langerman

 

Photo of "Subtle Threshholds" laser-cut artworks by Fritha Langerman