|Exhibition dates: 8 March - 13 April 2006|
Special Preview: Tuesday 7 March 6:00pm
'Autoinducer PH-1' is based around the relationships between three elements - a cyanobacteria, a water fern, and rice. It places an organic farming process into a new context, as an automated system governed by an artificialintelligence based bacterial colony, to look at the merging of the technological and the biological.
As part of the AV Festival 2006 there are four consecutive openings around Sunderland on Tuesday 7 March: 'The Autotelematic Spider Bots' by Kenneth Rinaldo at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens at 5:15pm; Andy Gracie & Brian Lee Yung Rowe 'autoinducer Ph-1 (cross cultural chemistry)' at Northern Gallery for Comtemporary Art at 6:00pm; 'Swell' by Anthony McCall at the Reg Vardy Gallery at 7:00pm; and 'Trip the Light Fantastic' at the National Glass Centre 8:00pm onwards.