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CRYOBOOK ARCHIVES

Tagny Duff, Canada

This installation features a series of handmade books made of human and pig ex-plant tissue, HaCat cells and a synthetic biological virus (Lentivirus). Tissue culture engineering techniques such as transfection and immunohistochemical staining procedures along with traditional book binding techniques are used to manifest these fleshy books. These four sculptures are exhibited in a “Cryobook Archives”, a portable freezer unit made into a mobile miniature library. The Cryobook Archives unit is engineered by David St.Onge, Benoit Allen and Jean-Michel Dussault. Cryobook Archives designed by Tagny Duff, John Greyson and Vincent Chavalier.

CRYOBOOK ARCHIVES Interview
CRYOBOOK ARCHIVES Photo: Tagny Duff
CRYOBOOK ARCHIVES Photo: Ruza Leko