Kitchen Science

Kitchen Science is a series of work that includes digital prints, performances and an interactive installation. Each work is a response to the ” recipe” metaphor to describe genetics and DNA. I grew suspicious of the metaphors used to explain scientific processes to the general public and I wanted to reveal the ideology that informs them.

I was also alarmed by how many important women scientists were excluded from and ignored by the scientific establishment. For example, Dr. Agnes Morgan accepted a position in the Department of Home Economics so she could continue to work professionally as a chemist. Although women scientists have made significant inroads and important contributions they still must confront sexism and bias, such as demonstrated by Lawrence Summer’ s 2005 comment…

“…that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers”

— Lawrence Summer
Origins of Life