Nature's Great Experiment
Experiment' is a film in three parts that uses case studies,
drawings, audio field-recordings, archive footage and recorded
interviews with behavioral geneticists.
The films by artist Jordan Baseman exhibit an individual style,
yet they are all a depiction of the same scientific information
gathering process: the interviewing of (primarily) mothers of
identical twins and the twins themselves within the family home by
scientific research workers. The project represents three vantage
points of this interview and evaluation process: the mother, the
research worker and the behavioural geneticist.
The work features Professor Terrie Moffitt and her Twin Research
Team at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London - major
contributors to the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). This
study focuses on the early development of the three most common
psychological problems in childhood: communication disorders, mild
mental impairment and behaviour problems. More than 15 000 pairs of
twins have been enrolled in TEDS.
Tuesday 13 April: Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Monday 19 April: University of
Thursday 22 April: University of
Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen
Tuesday 25 May: Bury St Edmunds Art
Thursday 24 June: Modern Art Oxford
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