For the 9th Mercosul Biennial, four Brazilian species of freshwater and marine sponges rendered in wool, hand-dyed with plants and insects. Cooperatively produced with students from VCUarts (who traveled to participate) and artists in Porto Alegre. Installed in two recessed brick "tanks" seen only from above in the Usina do Gasometro, a former thermoelectric plant on the Guaiba lake.

In this tank, "Gene for an Eye," two marine species: Xestospongia muta and Tetilla radiata. The freshwater tank, "On Resisting the Separation of the Continents," is here.

HOPE GINSBURG Gene for an Eye, 2013

Marine sponge species rendered in wool: Xestospongia muta (barrel sponges) and Tetilla radiata (small pink sponges).
Gene for an Eye, 2013
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