Sequence” is a bio-digital project by artist Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with Alex May, the Modernising Medical Microbiology project at the University of Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, and funded by Arts Council England.

The project involves the research, development, production and exhibition of a series of installations fusing leading edge digital technology with bacterial bioart, biohacking, traditional media and altered historical artefacts to artistically investigate the emerging technology of whole genome sequencing of bacteria and consider what it means to us personally, culturally and socially.

Sequence VIrtual Reality at V&A London 2015
Sequence Virtual Reality at V&A London 2015

The project has been exhibited at:

  • the Wellcome Collection in London as part of The Bacteria Light Lab curated by Anna Dumitriu as part of “On Light”, the event also included participatory workshops
  • EVA (Electronic Visualisation and The Arts) Conference 2015 in London in collaboration with The Computer Arts Society and a paper on the project featured in the conference proceedings.
  • An installation and a new virtual reality work exhibited at the V & A Museum as part of the London Design Festival, accompanied by a participatory workshop investigating DNA extraction. 25th -27th September 2015.
  • “The Sequence Dress” features in “Data Body as Artifact” exhibition at Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, Japan as part of ISMAR augmented reality festival. 29th September – 4th October 2015
  • The installation and virtual reality activity will be shown Watermans Gallery in London as part of the Networked Bodies Festival. 3rd – 16th November 2015
  • The final work will be exhibited at the University of Oxford as part of the Modernising Medical Microbiology Symposium. 14th December 2015

Sequence was exhibited at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science as part of British Science Week.