"Flinch" - 1995

"Flinch" is a work which considers the relationship
between the natural and the technological. The
artificial concept which separates us (subject)
from what we perceive as natural (object) is further
problematized by current practices of fixing and
reconstructing ourselves with machines and
recombinant DNA. These practices allow the
illusion of immortality, or at least longevity, and
posits a misrepresentation of who and what we
are. Unfortunately, we believe this illusion as a
culture and presume to use any means at our
disposal to remain desirable and healthy. This
presents the precarious state of simultaneous
invincibility and vulnerability. ("he loves me.
he loves me not.")