BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Rotation Project
Brief: Choose a 21st century topic and produce a creative response
Taking the topic of genetic modification and using a BBC article about a current study taking place, an installation piece has been made. The study works with modifying olive flies so that they die and cannot harm the crop. The installation consists of 100 origami paper flies, in three sizes, all which contain a summary of the experiment and a hard-hitting fact or image related to the study. The idea behind this is that to learn about the study the viewer must unfold the fly thus killing it, which replicates what the study itself is doing in real life.
The image in the top left shows some of the text and images that are printed on both sides of the flies. The image in the top right is an example of how the origami flies look when hanging and the bottom two show what the flies look like close up.