THE LAST ROAD OF
The last road of the immortal woman is between the hospital where Henrietta Lacks passed away, and the family cemetery where she lays to rest.
The last road of the immortal woman is a liminal space. Between mortality and immortality, scientifical and emotional, political and personal, metaphysical and empirical, exploitation & recognition.
Through the metaphor of this last road, along landscapes, microscopic photography, data and texts, the spectator is invited to follow a path and explore the intertwined stories of segregation, mutation, contamination, appropriation & space-time.
The last road of the immortal woman is where Henrietta Lacks is no longer alive, but not yet immortal.
It's the space separating what a human life is, and can be.
A funeral march for Henrietta lacks, but a new beginning for her cells.
Installation; neons, light box, video, photos, data & text
Special thanks to Discipula (design), Frédéric D. Oberland & Pierre G. Desenfant (music), Frédérique Destribats (proofreading and support), Olivier Renaud & Stéphanie Miserey-Lenkei (microscope imagery access)
|Installation shots from Rencontres d'Arles 2017|