Genetic Admiration

Frances Leeming

2005, 23:00 minutes, colour, English


This 16mm collage animation takes place in a fairground where midway pavilions and an amphitheatre serve as sites for a critique of reproductive technologies and the seductions of science. A fortuneteller dispenses advice and insight to fairgoers as they encounter The Natural World of Reproduction hosted by Walt Disney as a pollinating bee. The Centre For Genetic Admiration, the most advanced and least regulated reproductive facility in the world and SeaWorld, whose architecture is the third trimester female body, playing host to the Ultra Sound Classic.

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