Lucy, a large-scale sculpture moving through three rooms, takes on the form of a mitochondria, mutated and transformed into something new. It is the third in a trilogy of space vessel sculptures, named after Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, three enslaved women experimented on by a notorious 19th century gynaecologist. In anthropology, Lucy Australopithecus afarensis is also the name of the first human Ancestor, discovered in Ethiopia.
Installation shot: Three Parent Child, commisoned by Somerset House and develped in Somerset House Studios. Supported by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund held at The London Community Foundation.
Fabrication by Art & Assembly
Images by Tim Bowditch