Spirit Molecule

with Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Spirit Molecule is a series of experiments that imagine a future of biotechnologized mourning as we engineer a lost loved one’s DNA into a psychoactive plant that is then consumed in a final journey of intimacy with the other.

Spirit Molecule I centers on the story of one such individual and consists of a greenhouse of legal plants with psychoactive properties, and an accompanying four-channel video which tells a narrative of love, loss, and bioengineering as a process of grieving.

Thank you Lifespace, University of Dundee, NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee Botanic Gardens, James Hutton Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Sarah Cook, Cicely Farber, Eileen Daily, Richard Pell, Kirsten Barnett, and Sara-Anne Waggoner.