Talia Greene will discuss her artist residency at the biotech company Integral Molecular, where she developed a misinformation vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with Integral scientists. She will share images related to her process, as well as artwork from her solo exhibition, Sense<&-#:>Antisense.
This exhibition, currently on view at the Esther Klein Gallery, documents the outcome of Greene’s residency where she explored the ways that science has been misunderstood, misinterpreted, and willfully distorted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The title Sense<&-#:>Antisense refers to both the scientific and everyday meanings of the words. In genetics, sense and antisense are the terms used for the two strands of DNA; antisense RNA also silences or prevents mRNA from being expressed.
The exhibition points to the media pathways through which facts about the pandemic have mutated to sow disinformation and hate, and highlights the primary outcome of her residency: an antidote in the form of a vaccine against misinformation.