I understand very little in my conversations about the genetic process with the scientists of the MPIMG (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics). And yet this engagement with A, T, C and G generates something, to which I want to lend form: the gap as a lack of knowledge/lack of understanding and as a pointer to unknown territories.
I establish my new method:
Each of the bases, adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine corresponds to a different size of hole. I punch holes out of photographic prints of drawings from the series Proxy 6, in four rows in each case – first horizontally and then vertically. I repeat this process on several print-outs and then lay them each above the other, so that the holes are no longer perceived as individual holes but always seen in conjunction with the others. In this process I perforate the reverse of the photographic prints. As the perforation increases, the picture side folds upwards, standing out in various different areas. The paper's reaction cannot be foreseen.