Fray: Coming Away at the Ends

Fray: Coming Away at the Ends (2011) is a meditative work that follows the 10 or more ways that come together in a cell to cause it to die and us to age; the protein debris that accumulates, the chromosome damage produced, etc. etc.  The work blends the processes at play in the cell with the ‘protagonist’ of the work looking at the cells of the body and how they change and how they lose the ‘act of balance’ to work; the figure in the slide piece is looking at himself, in a state of change, at himself as a ‘single’ cell undergoing the complex cellular changes in ageing that were brought to Andrew's attention while visiting the Centre for Ageing in Newcastle. 

Fray was exhibited in Coming of Age: the art and science of ageing, Great North Museum, Newcastle, 2012 and GV Art, London, 2012 and  reviewed in Wall Street International, (22 May 2012) and The Economist (28 June 2012).

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