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Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea E. Manning – A Becoming Resemblance at Fridman Gallery
Heather Dewey-Hagborg &
Chelsea E. Manning
A Becoming Resemblance
Curated by Roddy Schrock August 2 – September 5, 2017
Opening reception: Wed Aug 2, 6-8pmDiscussion with Joanne McNeil: Sat Aug 5
XHOIR workshop with Colin Self: Tue Sep 5
Fridman Gallery is pleased to present A Becoming Resemblance, an exhibition by Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, investigating emerging technologies of genomic identity construction and our societal moment.
In 2015, Heather began to produce 3D printed portraits derived from the DNA extracted from cheek swabs and hair clippings Chelsea mailed out of prison. Incarcerated since her gender transition and subject to a strict policy on visitation, Chelsea’s image was suppressed from 2013 until her release from prison in May this year. The artistic collaboration with Heather gave Chelsea back a form of visibility, a human face she had been denied.