Ananke (Nina's Story) (Ongoing)
In my work, I investigate of the relationships formed by humans, animals, and technology; in particular, I focus on DNA as a way to discuss the Anthropocene as a contrast between the human and the more-than-human through embodied storytelling.
Ananke (Nina’s Story) is a project involving computer science, photography, and biology. I narrate the story of Nina, the only female Mexican Grey Wolf in the breeding program put in place to save the species. Nina for a long time was the only female wolf of the program, the living female body everyone looked upon with expectations; the Eve of her own species. Nina’s story is a story that talks of bodies, of generation, of loss, of exploitation.
The photographs are translated into the genetic material of living bacteria, an alchemical and symbolic act for regeneration.