Institute for Molecular Medicine

Institute for Molecular Medicine

2014

Letters (44 cm high) debossed in concrete walls. High relief letters (44 cm high) of MDF and acrylic wall painting. Foyer wall 400×300 cm.
Polished limestone, marble, sandstone, schist and granite in various sizes up to 160×110 cm.

Client: Danish Building and Property Agency
Architects: CUBO Architects
Studio Team: Jonas Hesse
Photo Credit: Jan Søndergaard
Text: Signe Guttormsen

The artwork is open to the public. University of Southern Denmark, Entrance N, Bøgeskovvej, 5230 Odense M

What do researchers actually do in the laboratory when making new discoveries about the biology of molecular cells and cancer? Part of their work is cloning, copying, magnifying and dying cells to identity them. These processes are visualised in magnified microscope images and the letters of amino acid codes. The significance of amino acids in molecular medicine is constant and irrefutable, something the art brings into play in the modular structures and raw materials of the building.

Dansk tekst

Hvad gør forskere helt konkret i laboratoriet, når de skaber ny viden inden for molekylær-, celle- og cancerbiologi? De arbejder bl.a. med at klone, kopiere, forstørre og farve for at skabe identitet. Visualiseringer af disse handlingsprocesser finder man i mikroskopets forstørrelser og i aminosyrernes bogstavkoder. Aminosyrernes betydning i den molekylære medicin er bestandig og ufravigelig, hvilket kunsten sætter i spil i bygningens modulære struktur og rå materialer.



Udgivet
Kategoriseret som Works