On 7 April 2016 we opened ORGANISM, the second solo exhibition of Janet Botes. Showing recent work inspired by the scientific-biological nature, but also the spiritual symbolism, of an organism. Each of us is an organism, quite unlike others, but at the same time also the same. Human embryos resemble the embryos of any other mammal, bird or amphibian during certain developmental stages because all animals carry very ancient genes dating back to the origin of cells.
During the opening the artist, Janet Botes, performed a piece entitled 'I am an organism', taking samples from her own body and placing it into small glass containers for observation and comparison with the samples already in the containers.
In her installation 'Look. Look Again' the artist invites viewer participation.
View the exhibition at 61 Shortmarket Street, showing until 23 April 2016.
View ORGANISM online