About Andrew's Commission
“My aim is to use this commission to develop further the work begun with my recent exhibition "Until It’s Time For You To Go". This body of work explores moments of intimacy and connection between queer bodies. Through drawing, sound and text the exhibition unfolded intimate acts and feelings of closeness in casual circumstances, an impermissible situation within the current social restrictions.”
"A major component of this work was the creation of music from DNA and to create a symphony of lovers past. I asked five previous lovers for their DNA samples, which I then processed to create music extracted from their genetic code.
The music is a codified expression of the individuals’ genetic code. DNA markers are assigned specific notes before being algorithmically harmonised. The music is the song of the disembodied, separated from its original context and through this project imbued with its own agency."