?What is Life?, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland

2013

Landform and sculpture showing a timeline extending from the far left. The dry water indicates Darwins Warm Little Pond and then the ribbon climbs the landform with the emergence of RNA, the Self-Replicator, the First Multitasker, etc. until it reaches the Ribosome and its decoding seat. As the epigenetic revolution underway argues, RNA controls gene expression, giving us some freedoms. This shift in thinking is symbolised in words and aluminium as the landform moves from RNA to DNA.

Warm Little Pond
Warm Little Pond
Self Replicator
Self Replicator
First Multitasker
First Multitasker
Ribosome
Ribosome
Circular RNA + LUCA
Circular RNA + LUCA
RNA Controls... DNA expression
RNA Controls... DNA expression
Frame Shift seat
Frame Shift seat

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