"BANG ON TARGET!" (2009) Exhibition View, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

Based on the question if mechanisms of attraction between two persons are analytically determinable on the cellular or genetic level, the following study was designed: In experiments, funding on the principle of the so called invasion assay and gene chips, the compatibility of a test person in relation to nine other study participants was investigated.

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

"BANG ON TARGET" (2009), Exhibition view, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

Yet I have loved or will love several times in my life. Does this mean, then, that my desire, quite special as it may be, is linked to a type? Does this mean that my desire is classifiable? Is there, among all the beings I have loved, a common characteristic, just one, however tenuous (a nose, a skin, a look), which allows me to say: that‘s my type! „Just my type“ or „not my type at all“-cruising slogans: then is the lover merely a choosier cruiser, who spends his life looking for „his type“? In which corner of the adverse body must I read my truth? Roland Barthes, A Lover‘s Discourse: Fragments

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

"BANG ON TARGET" (2009), Exhibition view, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

Invasion assays are beyond others, a method in biomedical research. Cells are seeded in special chambers and stimulated with certain messenger substances to migrate through a membrane and invade a special matrix. A fluorescent staining visualizes the cells afterwards. Through multiple charges, differences between the individual probes can be determined statistically.

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

Gene Chips (2009)

The principle of Gene chips is based on the so called hybridization. The genome of a proband dissolved in a solution is inserted into the chip. As in the way of a zip fastener and since biochemical pairing only occurs by molecules which fit exactly together: adenine and thymine, guanine and cytosine, chains of the proband are connecting with their complementary chains on the chip. Genetics gets more and more popular. The structure of DNA was first described in 1953 from the American James Watson and the British Francis Crick. In 2003 the decoding of the whole human genome was proclaimed, however, there is no answer two all the questions, since new ones are arising repeatedly. In fact Websites as “Genepartner.com” are promising a higher rate of success in terms of relationships if one determines his compatible gene profile at first. The power of genes= the power of love? BANG ON TARGET!

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Gene Chips (2009)

Gene Chips (2009), Exhibition view, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

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Gene Chips (2009), Exhibition view, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

"BANG ON TARGET" (2009), Exhibition view, Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

Photos: Christian Wind

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

"BANG ON TARGET" (2010), Exhibition view, Akademie Galerie Nürnberg

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

"BANG ON TARGET" (2010), Exhibition view, Akademie Galerie Nürnberg

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte

"BANG ON TARGET" (2009), Kunstraum Praterstraße 15

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Nicole Prutsch, dieangewandte