2005. Interested in the notion of a ‘scientific underside’ – a world within the laboratory that lies beyond the naked eye, Deborah initially collected samples of dirt from beneath a genome sequencing machine. These were then magnified using a scanning electron microscope and produced as a series of images depicting a strangely beautiful and exotic world.
These images associated with science were then used as the basis of experimental ‘work in progress’ during ‘Transitions’ a gallery residency at the Newlyn Gallery in May 2005. Deborah had a dark room built in which she projected the images onto trays of black liquid with the aim of engaging the body, somatic consciousness, and performative elements.