Psuedo by Wayne Daniel
Exhibition runs from 6 September to 30 September 2013 at FYCreatives in Blackpool
Psuedo is the first Solo Show of photographic works by UCLan graduate Wayne Daniel
“The archive of Dr. Walter Verbogden c1958 – 1964 concerns the validity and truth of the Chimera, which employs the splicing together of DNA of two or more animal species to create a new heightened species. This idea, although mythical at its route, is very possible with modern technology and advances in the field of genetics.
It is only in today’s society that morals and ethics fully police the world and work of science, especially in relation to genetics. As shown in the images, found by the photographer and carefully reprinted using traditional darkroom methods, the use of technology to indulge in pseudo-scientific ideas of creating new species has been employed in past decades.
The work presented is curated from parts of a discovered archive dated between 1958 and 1964, shown along with what appears to be German transcripts of the scientific processes employed and the byproducts of the creation of these ‘animals’. All artifacts were discovered at a car boot sale by the photographer and the seller had little knowledge about the many slides of film he possessed after buying the entire contents of a storage facility at auction which contained vintage medical equipment.”
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