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death masks (mus musculus)
Death Masks (mus musculus) is a a companion piece to may the mice bite me if it is not true. Over the course of two months I created seventyeight sculptures as a visual record of the individual mice that were used in a Muscular Dystrophy study. The masks were created from direct molds of mice used in experiments by researchers at UWA. Fundamental to the work is the individuality of each animal and how this individualization breaks a conventional understanding of these animals as an endless “set of tools” in scientific research. Death Masks has recently been exhibited in Vancouver, Canada and Perth, Australia.