Dr. Trish Adams

Artist & Arts Researcher

‘in vitro”



Although it may be argued that, in its widest sense, interactivity has always played a part in the viewer’s relationship to art; the structure of the installation: ‘in vitro’ invites an explicit physical engagement. It provides an opportunity for individual participants to complete the work; to effect a symbiosis at the interstices of the fundamental subtleties that connect viewer and artwork.

An array of glass petrie dishes glimmer dimly below one languid, suspended light source. A discrete, analogue mechanism allows a single participant to activate this light; bringing the installation to life in response to each individual who interprets the work according to their personal experience of it.