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Artwork:
Wolbachiopolis
Plastic trash bag, organic materials, copper plaque, pizza party and discussion

A fictitious monument, erected in 2511, to two important moments from the history of evolution and genetic modification: the moment Charles Darwin had a platypus shot so that he could study the animal, and the release of mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia bacteria, in hopes of eradication of dengue fever. This work was inspired in part by a plaque found on a rock in Manhattan’s Inwood Park, marking the place where the Lenape sold the island to the Dutch, and how the significance of a historical event changes over time. This project was made possible by the generous support of NAVA through the NSW Artists’ Grant. From 3.45pm Saturday 8 April (weather permitting): Pizza shaped like Wolbachia bacteria will be served (gold coin donation), and visitors will be invited to take part in a discussion about genetic modification, science and the long view.

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1. Artcodex (Glen Einbinder, Mike Estabrook, Vandana Jain): Wolbachiopolis performed by Jacqueline Drinkall. Photo: Alex Wisser
1. Artcodex (Glen Einbinder, Mike Estabrook, Vandana Jain): Wolbachiopolis performed by Jacqueline Drinkall. Photo: Alex Wisser