boredomresearch are pleased to announce their solo exhibition In Search of Chemozoa at Aspex Portsmouth from 19 May – 18 July 2021 as part of their 40th-anniversary programme. The multi-channel moving image artwork is a poetic response to world leading research studying cancer across species.
boredomresearch developed In Search of Chemozoa during residencies at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (USA) and at Portsmouth’s art gallery Aspex, the artwork responds to new therapeutic approaches centred on managing rather than curing cancer. Combining computer animation with film from inside laboratories and in natural environments, boredomresearch presents ideas for an alternative cultural understanding of cancer. Informed by interviews with over 20 scientists, the film presents an original view of the relationship between the latest cancer research and developing theories about biomedical and ecological health.
In Search of Chemozoa was commissioned and funded by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center at the Biodesign Institute (USA) through an award from the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, developed in partnership with Aspex and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.