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Tom O’Dea exhibits at National Gallery

CONNECT’s Tom O’Dea currently has an installation at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin entitled ‘Self Portrait SNP, 2017’.

According to Tom, ‘Self Portrait SNP is a way to try and come to terms with what it means to be represented by numbers, to exist within a techno-scientific framework that is outside of our individual control. It is an attempt to understand how we think differently about something when we think of it as a set of data points, a set of numbers. The portrait is comprised of my decoded single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), different from the standard human reference genome. It is my physical self, represented as different from the human reference standard.’

Read more here.

Tom is a member of the Orthogonal Methods Group at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.

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