Video and Text Installation

Genetic Salon - Red Room

 A spotlight, Projector, Sound Speaker, 8 pieces of flashlights, Labels, Hand Sculpture made with Resin, Wigs, Badge of Genetic Salon, Soils

Solo Exhibition: Skylight Gallery, KHiO, Oslo.
Photos taken by KUNSTDOK Istvan Virag



展場正在醞釀著危險、緊迫和暫時的氣氛。 這個房間裡的展品滿是灰塵,有些已經支離破碎。 當投影儀大多時間不在運作,觀眾需要用手電筒上體驗,房間瞬時變成考古遺址; 當投影儀播放視頻時,房間立即變成放映室。


In a dark and red room, a corner of a particular forgotten history can be found: a span of historical events stretching from the first gene-edited human babies in China in 2018 and a global pandemic in 2020, until the birth of Genetic Salon a thousand years later. This history celebrates human genetic engineering as the core of the interpretation of the history through a display of video works, text and archival objects.

However, it appears that shortly afterwards the Genetic Salon closed down and this historical narrative was forgotten.

The exhibits in this room are dusty, and some of them become fragmented. The projector mostly reflects a red screen, does the projector get broken?

(The video in the installation was the excerpt from “Genetic Salon-waiting room”)

Solo Exhibition: Genetic Salon - Red Room, K4 Gallery, Oslo.
Photos taken by KUNSTDOK Tor Simen Ulstein