Created by the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg (American, b. 1982), "Probably Chelsea" consists of thirty different possible portraits of Chelsea Manning (American, b. 1987) algorithmically-generated by an analysis of her DNA. Genomic data can tell a multitude of different stories about who and what you are. "Probably Chelsea" shows just how many ways your DNA can be interpreted as data, and how subjective the act of reading DNA really is.
Suspended at a variety of human heights in the center of the gallery, "Probably Chelsea" evokes the form of a diverse crowd or mass movement standing with Chelsea. It is a refutation of outmoded notions of biologically inscribed identity and a testament to the commonality of all, a molecular solidarity that is clearly present even at the cellular level.
Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 5 - 8 p.m.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Thursday, November 14 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, November 15 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 16 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 17 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 18 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 19 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 21 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, November 22 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 23 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 24 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022