Thomas Eller’s THE virus was made during the Corona pandemic, while on lockdown in China. The artist re-duplicates himself, with each of his copies reciting the genetic code of one of the first strains of the SARS-CoV2 virus identified in Wuhan, where the COVID-19 outbreak began.
thomas, eller, virus, –, selbst, (c0vid-20-recovered)(hight, res).mp4, thomas eller’s the virus was made during the corona pandemic, while on lockdown in china. the artist re-duplicates himself, with each of his copies reciting the genetic code of one of the first strains of the sars-cov2 virus identified in wuhan, where the covid-19 outbreak began. eller makes mistakes in the code, scrambling rna sequences, dropping nucleotides, in this way translating into visual language how the virus replicates itself, spreading its genetic information through multiplication, and through mistakes from copy to copy mutating to create new strains.