Stephanie Bickford-Smith/ Jennifer Morone/ Alexa Pollmann
Athletes have gone from extraordinary humans into super-humans with the help of prosthesis and doping causing the spectator’s awe, aspiration and admiration to wane. As a consequence a cell-race has been established for the underdogs – those racing against their own degeneration and hence against time. In regards to speed on a cellular level, faster cells mean mutation and illness. Our athletes and their extensions of disabilities are shown fully enveloped in bright colours. This helps to erase stigmatism normally associated with medical equipment turning them instead into emblems of their strength and will to survive. The cell race challenges the disparity that lies between scientific practice and public understanding. By increasing the interest of health and disease into public awareness, hopefully the barriers that now stand between scientific advancement and political assuage may dissolve.
tickling and stop laughing
athletes of the future
race track in a petri-dish