DNA: Illuminating You


Vivid Sydney 2021

DNA – the molecule of life – is not just a static code. It is central to a dynamic wonderland of molecular activity that forms the tiny, yet incredibly complex orchestra inside all of our cells – one of the reasons why finding the cause and cure to disease is so challenging.

DNA: Illuminating You is a suspended sculpture that depicts a thread of DNA weaving around and through molecules representing different cellular activities that occur within us millions of times every second. Visitors can participate by selecting the next base pairs along the DNA which accumulates to form the Vivid Sydney genome. Interactivity triggers vivid displays of light and colour accompanied by narration and soundscape, creating an immersive experience.