Finding DNA sculptures in London

On Sunday, a group of friends and I set out to find the DNA sculptures that are scattered around London this summer.

The weather wasn’t the best, and we started the journey in heavy rain, but it got a little bit better later. We didn’t make it to all 21 schedules, but we saw 19 of them and you can see them all in this video.

2015-07-26 17.01.10My favourite sculpture was Bios, by Nick Gentry. (Watch us search for and find it.) From a distance, this sculture in the Barbican cinema looks like it’s covered in vines, but when you get closer you see that all the “stems” and “flowers” are made of ethernet cables, film strips, and other mand-made technological materials. If you only have time to see one of the sculptures, make it that one!


Eva Amsen is a writer, science communicator and blogger. She has been writing about science and scientists in art/culture/life since 2005, both on this blog and for other sites and publications. Portfolio | Twitter | Contact

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  1. Amazing sculptures, you know how long are they gona stay exposed?