Projects

The following are selections of site-specific installations, sculptures and performances that fall roughly into three thematic areas (and often overlap with each other). These works integrate various media.

Bio Art »   Animal/Interspecies »    Science Fiction »    Queer/Body »

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Bio-Art

 

 

Blood Wars

2010-ongoing

Blood Wars is a competition between people’s white blood cells. Blood Wars is a performance and installation art-and-science project researched and developed during a residency at SymbioticA- Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts in the School of Anatomy & Human Biology at The University of Western Australia. The project is funded by John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation.

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Trans-Tomagotchi

2009-2012 (in progress)

Website. Working from High’s earlier project, Embracing Animal,the Trans-Tomagotchi website extends the ideas as a tomagotchi-type video game. It looks at animals developed for different disease research, and how they can be “cared for” virtually

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Animal/Interspecies

 

Embracing Animal

2004-2006

Site-specific, mixed media installation with glass tubes, video, sound, live transgenic laboratory rats in extended rat habitat, computer terminal with website.

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HLA-B27

2008

HLA-B27 is a photographic series of intimate images of the transgenic rats used in the two iterations of the project Embracing Animal.

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Burial Globes: Rat Models

2009

This is a memorial to transgenic rats. Five glass globes house the cremated ashes of the transgenic rats from the project Embracing Animal. Alongside these are banners listing all transgenic rats’ model codes, disease types and the scientific team and year created.

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Rat Laughter

Ongoing

An ongoing project, Rat Laughter records lab rats' ultrasonic communications in order to produce "musical soundscapes." A work made to enrich the environment for laboratory rats used in research — developed at SymbioticA.

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Skin-to-skin Dome

2009

This is a model for a future addition to all animal research facilities.

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Rat Maze

2009

This is a model for a future addition to all animal research facilities.

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Cat Eyes: Four Eyes

2012

A mesmerizing work that places the gaze of the cats eyes on the viewer, inverting the object subject relationship.

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Pull of Burden Waters II

2012

Four large photographs (3 ’x 4’) of underwater scenes.

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Mr. Fox

2012

A large close up of a fox road kill (3 ’x 4’)

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Cat Kill: Exquisite Corpse

2012

Photographic series of presents gifted by the cats for their companion human.

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Pull of Burden Waters

2010

Glass sculpture, water and underwater imagery. The sound of dog barking haunts the watery scene.

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Massacre

2010

Intimate photographs of the landscape of road kill. (2 ’x 3’)

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Ratz

2007

Sculpted heads of decapitated laboratory specimens line up.

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Science Fiction

 

Big Tools Small Tools

2005

A collaborative site-specific installation about light, landscape and surveillance by Kathy High and Melissa Dyne at the Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong. Looking at various ways of seeing, the installation Big Tools /Small Tools combines analog and digital, macro and micro imaging in one space to contrast different modes of observation.

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Soft Science

2003

Two sculptures with video, Cloned Positions and Red Scare, that use the female body to explore irrational fears of cloning and contamination.

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Queer/Body

 

TVNotas

2001-02

A series of entries in a popular weekly magazine/celebrity gossip rag TV Notas

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Fem Studies

1997

Commissioned series of computer images for 25th anniversary issue of Feminist Studies Journal, Volume 23, Number 3, 1997.

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1984 Untitled

1984

A series of photographs taken on steamy nights in NYC with composite drawings of inner street dwellers

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