96″x 144″ / 60″ x 60″
Multichannel Interactive Installation
Installed in the Fox Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Genesis uses images sourced from religious and scientific texts that seek to explain the origins of human life. Portions of images are revealed by clicking and dragging a mouse (a gesture similar to drawing in applications like Photoshop). When a randomly determined portion of an image has been revealed, a new layer is created and a new image is subsequently revealed. Once the full series of 18 layers has been revealed the final image is added to an adjoining gallery slideshow and the cycle begins again. By juxtaposing scientific and religious images, and actively requiring the viewer’s participation in order to make them manifest, Genesis seeks to call attention to the role of the image and image-makers in how we understand our existence in the universe.