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Parasite Exhibition at Ruskin Gallery
Artist Deborah Robinson collaborates with scientists and technicians to make experimental video and sound installations. For this new exhibition specially created for the ten digital screens of the Ruskin Gallery, she has worked alongside sound artist David Strang from University of Plymouth and researchers Dr Julian Rayner and Dr Oliver Billker of the Malaria research programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, near Cambridge.
During a six month residency, funded by Arts Council England, she explored how scientists use genomics to understand the biology of the parasite that causes malaria and how this may be used to establish new ways of preventing or treating the disease. For this new exhibition, Robinson combines archival film drawn from the Wellcome Collection with data drawn from studies of fever patients and a soundtrack developed in collaboration with Strang to form a new audio-visual experience that invokes the recursive, cyclical nature of malarial disease alongside historical attempts to remove it entirely from our world.