EX NIHILO 2011

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Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

'ex nihilo,' 2011
Materials: Victorian Bible, various unidentified fungi and microbes cultivated from a swab of the pages of Genesis and grown inside a borosilicate hourglass

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

'ex nihilo,' 2011
Materials: Victorian Bible, various unidentified fungi and microbes cultivated from a swab of the pages of Genesis and grown inside a borosilicate hourglass

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

'ex nihilo,' 2011
Materials: Victorian Bible, various unidentified fungi and microbes cultivated from a swab of the pages of Genesis and grown inside a borosilicate hourglass

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

Taking a sample from the pages of Genesis.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

"These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,..."

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

Inoculating the agar at the bottom of the hourglass.

Meadhbh O'Connor, Ex nihilo, 2011

Various lifeforms.

‘Ex nihilo’, 2011

Ex nihilo, 2011, by Méadhbh O’Connor. Ex nihilo – ‘out of nothing’. Unidentified living organisms cultivated from a swab of the Book of Genisis in a Victorian family Bible, and grown inside an hourglass.

Made in response to The Legs Foundation for the Translation of Things (LFTT), directed and founded by Helen Horgan. The LFTT Library, inherited from the Multyfarnham Franciscan Friary, is a travelling library in which artists, academics and other interested parties are invited to study, read, create artworks or hold events within or derived from this library. Link.

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