glass, steel, water, oil, vinyl
45 x 12 x 12 in
(114 x 30 x 30 cm) x3
"Blue Blood" immerses viewers in an exploration of humanity's intricate relationship with the natural world. The installation spotlights the endangered Atlantic horseshoe crab and its role in biomedical research, using medical technology like a white iPad, combined with color, time, and sound, to create a disorienting and thought-provoking experience.
An 8-minute cycle, mirroring the time to bleed one horseshoe crab, underscores their fragility and our interdependence with all life on Earth. The soundscape, alternating between dripping and gushing liquid, echoes the extraction process, highlighting ethical concerns.
Complementing the installation is a written component delving into the complexities of horseshoe crab use in biomedical research, exploring political, biological, and social intersections. "Blue Blood" prompts self-reflection on our connection to the natural world and the environmental impact of human actions.