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Blood Wars

Kathy High, USA

Blood Wars is an art project that looks at the biological reaction of human white blood cells, and also questions traits inherited through blood. Blood Wars is set up as a competition in a simulated tournament where different individuals’ white blood cells vie for dominance in the Petri dish. Blood Wars playfully engages with age-old debates about blood traits and also in discussions of the powerful histories of blood. Blood Wars involves a series of play-offs where the cellular ‘winner’ of each round will go on to fight another participant. Blood Wars will ultimately give a better understanding of the processes of blood cell division and cell membrane fluid exchange, the immune system and the mythologies of inheritance and blood pathologies.

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Blood Wars Photo: Ruza Leko
Blood Wars Photo: Benjamin Forster